Longer days and the hope of warmer temperatures have set in and grilling season has begun! I could think of a new burger every week. Gone are the days of burgers with lettuce and tomato. Thank goodness.
This is a big title for a burger that is big on taste!
Monterrey Jack cheese, crispy pancetta, jalapenos, cool avocado and spicy Yazoo beer mustard make this burger just as unique as it is delicious.
After the burgers are mixed up and while the pancetta is cooking, make the beer mustard.
I used Hop Project this time but you could use any beer you like, just make sure it is a beer you like because you are going to need to drink it.
I suggest first layering the pancetta and then mustard (so the mustard doesn’t slide off the cheese)
Then layer avocado and jalapeno. I used pickled jalapenos because I like them but you could use fresh if you prefer.
BURGERS WITH PANCETTA, AVOCADO, JALAPENOS and SPICY YAZOO BEER MUSTARD
1 pound ground meat, seasoned as you normally would and split into 4 patties (i used 1 TBSP olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 15 twists of pepper, 1 tablespoon of onion soup mix, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
1 avocado, halved and sliced
8 slices of pancetta, sliced very thin
1/2 cup jalapenos, fresh or pickled
4 slices Monterrey Jack cheese
1/8 cup yellow mustard
1/8 cup spicy brown mustard (or dijon)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Yazoo beer, i used hop project (or your favorite beer)
4 hamburger buns
instructions and directions:
heat oven to 400 degrees. line pancetta on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for around 6 minutes, depending on thickness. pancetta should be crisp like bacon. be careful not to burn. remove from oven and drain on a paper towel.
in a small bowl, combine yellow mustard, brown mustard, honey and beer. season with salt and pepper to taste. set aside.
grill hamburgers to desired “doneness”. 5-7 minutes per side, preferably. turn off grill and top with cheese, closing grill for one minute so cheese will melt.
Assemble burgers. I think the magic order is pancetta mustard mixture, avocado, jalapeno. but that’s just me 🙂
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