1 KitchenAid mixer with meat attachment
2.5 pounds angus beef chuck boneless roast, cubed
2.5 pounds bacon, cubed
10 slices white american cheese, to top burger
1 small yellow onion, diced (burger condiments)
10 pickles, sliced (burger condiments)
2 tomatoes, sliced (burger condiments)
ketchup (burger condiments)
mustard (burger condiments)
1 dozen burger buns
1. To create your own ground meat combination you will need the meat grinder attachment with a KitchenAid mixer
2. Once the meat attachment is attached and a clean bowl is ready to catch the meat it is time to prepare the meat combinations
3. Take your beef chuck roast and bacon slab, cut into 1-2 inch cubes (small enough to fit down the hole in your meat grinder)
***TIP: when grinding up your own meat for a burger you need fat. Yes, I said basically a four letter word, FAT. Without fat your grinder will clog up and making it near impossible to create your own meat mixture for tasty burgers
4. To grind you need to alternate the chuck and bacon when placing the meat in the meat grinder to keep everything running smoothly
5. Once finished grinding your meat mixture, you can either start making patties now or place in the refrigerator to only repeat the meat grinding process once the meat is chilled. I personally like to run it through my meat grinder twice because it makes for a finer burger consistency.
6. Now it’s time to make patties. To make 1/2 pound patties make 10 equally formed patties.
7. When making patties I like to make large flat burgers because it creates a nice crust over the burger and cooks evenly on a grill or cast iron pan
8. Once the patties are formed, place your cast iron pan over medium heat
9. Cook each patties about 5-8 minutes per side. You will see a color change in the burger and you will know when to flip the burger
10. If you like cheese on your burger, you will place the slices on about half way through the cooking process once you have flipped your burger
11. When the cheese has melted and the burger is smelling nicely (thank you nose for the cooking help) it is time to remove the burger and place on one of your buns and top with your favorite condiments
***TIP: I normally just eat the patty vs patty and bun to help decrease the size of my actual buns! Low carbs!!!