With the holiday weekend coming up, I thought an easy burger recipe was in order.

We buy a half a pig from a family up in Kokomo every six months or so (comment below if you’re interested – we’re about to put in our summer order), so we eat a lot of pork around here. These burgers are ground pork + bacon, so they’re double the pork delicious-ness. The recipe works easily as well with ground beef, chicken or turkey too though (the bacon really ups the flavor of chicken or turkey burgers).

Sara’s Extra Pork Burgers


1 pound ground beef/pork/turkey/chicken
4 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced finely
Mom Meyer’s Rub (recipe to come, but you use your favorite spice blend in the meantime)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl using your hands, until all of the ingredients are well incorporated
  2. Shape the mixture into patties. We usually end up with five average-sized patties.
  3. Grill on medium heat until desired done-ness (here are some great grill tips and tricks)
  4. Serve with your desired condiments on a toasted bun. For us, that means my mom’s homemade BBQ sauce, which makes everything taste better. We ate our burgers with some roasted potato wedges, grilled asparagus and a salad of baby greens from our CSA share.

Any favorite burger recipes to share?