1 Haas avocado, pitted and diced
1 cup Mexican sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
12 slices bacon, diced
2 ounces achiote paste
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 pounds ground chuck
1 teaspoon Mexican chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
1/2 pound asadero cheese (or other Mexican cheese)
6 hamburger buns, split

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
To make Avocado Sour Cream, place the avocado in a small mixing bowl and mash with the back of a fork until relatively smooth. Add sour cream, lime juice, garlic, and oregano; mix until well combined. Refrigerate until serving. Place a large fireproof non-stick skillet on the grill. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. To make the patties, in a large bowl add achiote paste and orange juice; stir until well combined. Add beef, chili powder, allspice, salt, and pepper. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the buns. Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, just until done, about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. During the last few minutes of cooking, top the burgers with equal amounts of Asadero cheese and place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.To assemble the burgers, place a generous amount of avocado sour cream on the cut sides of buns. On each bun bottom, place a patty topped with cheese and equal amounts of bacon. Add the bun tops and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sutter Home Winery, Inc., St. Helena, CA 94574

Originally posted 2013-09-15 01:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Delicious Dinner Tonight

The other day I stopped by the local Haggen’s meat department for some dinner. We were having sausages but I was enticed by the Gorgonzola Angus Beef Patties they had. I picked one up along with the sausages and a pound of their pepper bacon. I had some pepper bacon left over and decided it was time to create a burger.

I started cooking the bacon up in the frying pan and dropped in the patty. Almost every burger I see on Drive-ins, Diners and Dives is cooked on a flat grill so I decided to bypass the BBQ tonight. I toasted up some sourdough bread spread on a little mayo and I was set.

The burger/gorgonzola was delicious, the frying pan put a nice crust on it (the bacon grease probably helped too!) The bacon was delicious and the toasted sourdough made it a completely perfect burger. I can’t really think of how to improve this one…maybe more bacon…

Originally posted 2009-09-15 02:39:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…

This video was titled “Sign of the Apocalypse”.  I call it a sign of deliciousness…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Originally posted 2009-10-10 08:30:06.

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Originally posted 2013-07-24 09:05:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Pub 1842 Peanut Butter Bacon Crunch Burger


This recipe is from Chef Anthony Schutz, Executive Chef at Pub 1842 located in the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. This playful riff on the cheeseburger combines creamy peanut butter, salty bacon and crunchy potato chips to pack a surprising one-two crunch that is hard to forget! PUB 1842 is an American pub featuring a wide selection of global beers, unique cocktails and hand-crafted provisions. This is a place to have fun, smile and toast the everyday with a full beer in hand-and preferably a shot of whiskey too.

Chef Anthon Schutz’s exceptional management skills and passion for quality and service led him to his current role as executive chef of Michael Mina’s casual concept, PUB 1842 at MGM Grand where he continues to demonstrate his love of cooking nightly. “I am lucky to be surrounded by very talented people who all have the same goal. We want to be the best and know we can make our restaurant one of the best in Las Vegas.” Follow Pub 1842 and the MGM Grand on Twitter.

MGM Grand - Pub 1842 - Peanut  Butter Crunch Burger (square) - Credit Gary FX LaMorte
Serves: 4


For the Bacon Marmalade (Makes 1 lb. enough for 10 Burgers)

1 lb. Bacon
3 Tbsp. Brandy
6 Tbsp. Sherry Vinegar
1 Cup Yellow Onions, Sweet, diced
½ Cup Shallot
4 sprigs Thyme leaves
½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
4 Tbsp. Coleman’s Dry Yellow Mustard Powder
½ Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper

For the Pimiento Cheese Spread (Makes 1 lb. enough for 10 Burgers)

½ cup canned Piquillo peppers, drained and chopped
½ cup roasted garlic
1/4 Tbsp. Paprika
1 Tbsp. Hot Sauce, such as Crystal’s or Frank’s
1 ½ Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
½ Cup Heavyweight Mayonnaise
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

For the Burger

Four 8 oz. Burger patty
3 cups Ridged Potato Chips
4 Burger Buns, Sliced
8 Tbsp. Crunchy Peanut Butter, room temperature
2 Dill Pickles, cut in half
4 Pepperoncinis
12 Tbsp. Pimiento cheese spread (see included recipe)
12 Tbsp. Bacon Marmalade (see included recipe)


To make the Pimiento Cheese Spread

Shred cheese and rough chop pimientos
Smash and rough chop garlic
Combine mixture with paprika, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise.
Let the flavors combine overnight.

To Make the Bacon Marmalade

1. Dice the bacon well and add to a large shallow saucepan. Simmer the bacon in 5 ½ cups of water. Cook until all the water has been evaporated and the bacon is rendering in its own Fat.
2. Once the bacon has rendered 80% of the way pull 75% of the bacon out of the pan and spread it out on a sheet pan with parchment underneath. Cook the 75% of the bacon in a convection oven at 350? for 7 minutes until the bacon starts to become crispy. Pull the bacon out and let rest at room temperature to bring to a full crisp.
3. Add the shallots and onions to the saucepan and cook until translucent. Add the brandy and sherry vinegar and de-glaze the pan.
4. Add the brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and mustard powder. Mix it thoroughly and bring the liquid down to au reduce. Add the thyme leaves and set aside.
5. Take the shallot, onion and bacon mixture and put it into a food processor and blend thoroughly into a pulp. Place the pulp into a large bowl and fold in the crispy bacon.
6. Spread on a sheet tray to cool.

To assemble the burger
1. Season your patties with salt and cracked black pepper, grill, and rest.
2. Spread tempered butter on your buns and toast.
3. Spread 3 tablespoons of bacon marmalade on bottom bun, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on top bun.
4. Top burger with 3 tablespoons of pimiento cheese.
5. Assembly Sequence: bottom bun with bacon jam, burger patty with pimento cheese, ridged chips, top bun with peanut butter.

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Top 5 Moments from United States of Bacon

usob-top-5On May 31st, Destination America will air 2 brand-spanking new episodes of our favorite TV show: United States of Bacon. Because the only thing better than eating a pile of bacon is watching someone else eat a pile of bacon. Chef and host Todd Fisher has traversed the country in search of restaurants serving up the best bacon dishes. Tough job, but somebody had to do it.

To celebrate the new episodes, we’re featuring our favorite Top 5 Moments on United States of Bacon. These clips will make your jaw drop and your stomach grumble with their bacon amazingness. Be sure to tune in on May 31st to catch the last 2 episodes of this epic show! And check our Facebook page for details on our Viewing Party Event.

1. The Bacon Tower

If you haven’t seen the picture of the foot-high Bacon Tower, then you’re doing the Internet wrong. But have you seen the video of the Bacon Tower toppling? It’s in this clip featuring Seattle’s “Red Mill Burger” restaurant. Move over, Space Needle, the Bacon Tower should become the symbol of the Emerald City!

2. The Walking Ched

A triple-decker bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two panko-crusted, deep-fried mac and cheese “buns.” It’s such a diabolical concoction of over-indulgence that you just have to see how it’s made.

3. Bacon Turtle Burgers

A trifecta of meat, each turtle burger is made of 2 hamburger patties, 3 hot dogs, and 10 strips of bacon. Forget the bun, who needs it? So adorable, you might not want to eat it. Wait, did I just say? Of course you’d want to eat it! It’s not that adorable…

3. Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf Sandwich.

You’ve seen bacon-wrapped meatloaf, how about an epic sandwich-sized version? At half a foot tall, good luck fitting this into your mouth! This behemoth is topped with 4 layers of bacon. Watch the video on how this bad boy is made. Warning: it will make you ravenously hungry!

5. Bacon Ice Cream Sundae with Bourbon Caramel

The Sweet Rose Creamery in Santa Monica serves up this concoction that is a bacon and ice cream lover’s ultimate fantasy! The Bacon Ice Cream Slider is served on a warm brioche bun, topped with bacon strips and drizzled with cinnamon syrup. It’s the ultimate bacon summer dessert!

Originally posted 2013-05-27 01:05:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Top Ten Bacon Burgers


We’ve rounded up our top ten over-the-top burger recipes from the last year to inspire some gluttony in the kitchen! Because a bacon burger is one of the best things to consume when you’re not counting calories. We’ve seen some pretty awesome burgers from the likes of Dudefoods.com, PYT in Philly, and Slater’s 50/50 over the past year. These are our favorites.


PYT restaurant in Philadelphia is known for their monstrous burgers. This one has two bacon-wrapped, deep-fried patties on it.

Credit: PYT Philly

Credit: PYT Philly

Here’s their Twinkie burger, which uses two deep-fried Twinkies for buns.

Credit: PYT Philly

Credit: PYT Philly

Created by Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, this Pepperoni Pizza-Wrapped Bacon Cheeseburger packs a walloping 1,360 calories.


Credit: Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar

This Surf ‘N Turf Burger from Seriouseats.com has lobster and bacon and looks mighty tasty.

Credit: Seriouseats.com

Credit: Seriouseats.com

Although it’s not technically a burger, this bacon, onion ring, coleslaw, pulled pork, mac ‘n cheese sandwich from the Atlanta Falcons speaks to our glutton-lovin’ hearts.

Credit: Atlanta Falcons

Credit: Atlanta Falcons

The ‘Merica Burger from Slater’s 50/50 has a 100% ground bacon patty, in addition to its other bacony-good additions.

Credit: Slater's 50/50

Credit: Slater’s 50/50

Dudefoods’com’s Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger uses deep-fried cheese for the “bun.”

Credit: Dudefoods.com

Credit: Dudefoods.com

Another burger from Dudefoods: The Deep-Fried Doritos Breaded Bacon Burger!

Credit: Dudefoods.com

Credit: Dudefoods.com

The Deep-Fried Supreme Nachos Burger from Slater’s 50/50 has a whole lot of good stuff lurking underneath that deep-fried exterior.

Credit: Slater's 50/50

Credit: Slater’s 50/50

The 100% Everything Bacon Burger

From the bacon-infused bun to the bacon-wrapped onion ring to the bacon-crusted egg to the actual ground bacon patty, this burger is pretty darn close to being 100% bacon.

Credit: Foodbeast.com

Credit: Foodbeast.com

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The Bacon Burger…

No, seriously…this is a burger made of ground BACON!

And you guys think that I am bacon crazy (you know who you are).  I can honestly say I never thought about this!

This is courtesy of “Geek Dad” over at Wired.com.  Click on over to read his entire post about this coronary creation and watch video evidence of it’s consumption.  BTW, bookmark it while you are at it…it’s a good read (Matt Blum is the contributor on this story and is on a bacon quest, neigh a Great Bacon Odyssey of his own.).

The big questions is why did I not see this until today?? This was posted a week ago! I am slacking and for that my bacon lovin’ friends, I am sorry!  It’s time to step it up!

Originally posted 2010-07-19 21:01:25.

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