The Big Pig

Bacon, Canadian Bacon, and pulled pork top this beast. Savor the flavor of beef's partner in crime with this recipe.

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The Big Pig burger recipe
Recipe Time:
Prep: Minutes
Cook: Minutes
Ready In: Minutes

Servings:


Difficulty:
Hard

Ingredients:


 

  • Angus Beef 1.5 pounds / 24 Ounces
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  • Tillamook Cheddar - 4 Slices
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  • Applewood Smoked Bacon - 8 Slices
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  • Canadian Bacon - 4 Slices
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  • Pulled Pork 0.5 pounds / 8 Ounces
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  • Crispy Onion Strings 0.75 pounds / 12 Ounces
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  • Tangy BBQ Sauce 0.25 pounds / 4 Ounces
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  • Bakery Bun - 4 Buns
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Preparation:


 

  1. Turn on the oven and preheat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the bacon on top.
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  3. Follow the recipe here for crispy onion strings: Crispy Onion Strings
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  5. Divide the meat into 6 ounce portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick patty and make a depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.

    Tips:
    • Take care not to over work the meat
    • Allowing the meat to warm up to near room temperature will provide a better sear that will lock in flavor
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  7. Prepare a separate pan for browning the Canadian Bacon (if needed).
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  9. Purchase store-bought pulled pork or reference the recipe here: Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
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Cooking Directions:


 

  1. Place the bacon in the oven and start a timer. Begin checking on the bacon around 12 minutes into cooking. The bacon should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to be a perfect crispy golden brown.
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  3. Lightly butter or spray the pan and place the Canadian Bacon in it. Turn on the stove to medium heat and gently brown/cook the Canadian Bacon.
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  5. If store-bought pulled pork is being used prepare or warm it in accordance with the directions.
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  7. Place beef patties on the grill or pan at medium-high heat and cook for 3-5 minutes.
    • 3 Minutes = Medium-Rare
    • 3.5 Minutes = Medium
    • 4 Minutes = Medium-Well
    • 4.5 Minutes = Well

    Flip the burgers and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until desired doneness:
    • 3 Minutes = Medium-Rare
    • 3.5 Minutes = Medium
    • 4 Minutes = Medium-Well
    • 4.5 Minutes = Well
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  9. Place cheese on top of meat during the final minute of cooking
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  11. Lightly toast the bun during the last minute of cooking on a separate pan at low-medium heat (if desired).
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Assembly Instructions:


 

  1. Place beef patty on top of bottom bun

     

  2. Place the Tillamook Cheddar on top of the meat (if not already done)

     

  3. Top the burger with Applewood Smoked Bacon

     

  4. Top the burger with Canadian Bacon

     

  5. Top the burger with Pulled Pork

     

  6. Top the burger with Hickory BBQ Sauce

     

  7. Top the burger with Crispy Onion Strings

     

  8. Place the top half of the bun to complete the burger.

     

 


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