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Maple BBQ Bacon Burger

30 Mins


4 Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls

½ Pound Ground Beef

½ Pound Ground Venison

½ Pound Bacon

4 Slices White Cheddar Cheese

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 Large Sweet Onion, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons Apple Butter

Salt, to taste

Barbecue Sauce:

2 Tablespoons Butter

½ Cup Tomato Sauce

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1/3 Cup Maple Syrup

1/3 Cup Apple Butter

3 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract

Serves: 4


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Lay slices of bacon on a large cooking sheet. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until crispy. Then, remove and set aside until ready to assemble.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, mix together venison and beef and form four patties. Place on a large pan over medium-high heat, salt to taste, and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until done in the middle.

Step 4

Prepare barbecue sauce by adding all sauce ingredients, minus vanilla extract, in small sauce pan over medium-low heat until simmering, about 5 minutes. Take pan off heat and stir in vanilla extract. Simmer sauce a few minutes more to cook off the extract, about 3 minutes.

Step 5

Once burgers are cooked, add one slice of cheese to each. Allow to rest while you caramelize onions.

Step 6

Place medium pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and onions. Stir frequently to evenly cook and prevent burning. Once the onions are tender, add apple butter.

Step 7

On each bottom bun, add patty with cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, barbecue sauce, and top bun. Serve warm.

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