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Best Burgers Yet

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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30 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix ground beef and ground pork together in a bowl using 2 spoons.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 256 calories; 18.6 1.2 19.6 73 82 Full nutrition

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Really good! Moist & delicious. Followed recipe exactly.

Very tasty. The beef and pork combo is really good. Thanks!

I made this exactly as posted and it was just meh. A lot of work for a not a lot of bang.

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 r...

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 descrip...