Best Tailgate Burger
Whether you are tailgating at the stadium or grilling at home, this burger is just the ticket for Game Day. The triple threat combination of bacon, brats, and ground pork pack in the flavor making it the Best Tailgate Burger.
12 ounces ground pork
8 ounces all-pork bratwursts, removed from casing and crumbled
4 ounces smoked bacon, finely diced
1 ½ teaspoons BBQ rub
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 burger rolls, split
spray cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
½ cup BBQ sauce, warmed
- Preheat grill to 500 °F.
- Combine ground pork, bratwurst pork and diced bacon in a large bowl. Form into 6 patties. Lightly spritz burgers with spray cooking oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place burger patties on the grill and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165-170°F, about 5 minutes per side.
- Lightly butter burger rolls, toast them on the grill for a minute or two and remove.
- Place burgers on toasted buns, top with warm BBQ sauce and your favorite toppings.