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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Half & Half Burger topped with extra sharp cheddar and grilled onions

I've been craving a hamburger. Tonight was the night! A quick trip to the neighborhood grocery after work was in order. Of course, I had planned on a regular ground beef burger, but as I approached the meat case, there were several packages of ground pork. Hmm.  Why not mix ground pork with ground chuck? Yes, let's!

1 lb. ground chuck
1 lb. ground pork
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1/2 t. granulated garlic
2 T. olive oil

2 small onions, thinly sliced
extra sharp Cheddar cheese slices
your favorite condiments

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide into six equal parts and form into patties.

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add 1 T. olive oil.

Add patties one at a time. Depending on the size of the skillet, you may need to cook in batches. Turn the patties as they begin to brown. Cook until an instant-read thermometer reads 170 degrees.

When the burgers are almost done, move them to one side of the skillet. Add the onion slices and drizzle with the remaining 1 T. olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper the onions. As they cook, turn them frequently so they don't burn, but caramelize slightly.

Add cheese slices to the burgers and allow to melt.

Remove burgers from skillet and place on buns and top with onions and your favorite condiments.

These were so moist and flavorful. The combination of ground chuck and ground pork resulted in a very good burger tonight!

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