I've been working hard on the best burgers for a long time. I've found this relatively simple recipe to be delicious and rich in flavor, with the lard being the secret ingredient. You could substitute another fat, but for best results lard is the answer! Get creative with toppings!

Dave

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix ground beef and ground pork together in a bowl using 2 spoons.

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  • Heat lard in a a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallots and garlic until fragrant and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add shallot mixture to meat mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Form mixture into patties, taking care to handle mixture as little as possible.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill hamburgers on the preheated grill until desired doneness is reached, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

It's best to use two spoons rather than do this by hand when mixing ground beef and pork together, as the heat from your hands will melt the fat in the meat and dry out your burgers.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 73.1mg 24% DV; sodium 81.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
Really good! Moist & delicious. Followed recipe exactly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2019
I made this exactly as posted and it was just meh. A lot of work for a not a lot of bang. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
Really good! Moist & delicious. Followed recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2015
Very tasty. The beef and pork combo is really good. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2019
I made this exactly as posted and it was just meh. A lot of work for a not a lot of bang. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2018
I don't use lard for any other recipes so had none in the house. Instead I fried the onions and garlic in olive oil. These burgers were indeed delicious! P.s. the word "lard" in the description made me pass over the recipe on my first search for a beef pork combo burger! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2019
I can't believe so few people have reviewed this recipe. I've made it at least a half dozen times and consider it my go to burger recipe. The shallots and garlic cooked in...... Yes..LARD is really good. 1 tablespoon of this fat isn't going to change the actuarial tables too much. Relax enjoy and add these simple ingredients Read More
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