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Southern Stacked Burger

60 Mins


4 Slices of Thick-Cut Bacon

2 Medium Red Onions, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Salt, to taste

Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste

2 Pounds Mixed Ground Chuck, Ground Brisket, and Ground Short Rib

4 Martin’s Big Marty’s Rolls

4 Leaves Lettuce, for serving

1 Cup Queso Dip (Salsa con Queso), warmed

Fried Green Tomatoes:

2 Medium Green Tomatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds

1 Large Egg, Beaten

1/2 Cup Buttermilk

1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour, divided

1/2 Cup Cornmeal

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Pinch Ground Cayenne

Canola Oil, for frying

Serves: 4


Step 1

Preheat to 400°. Arrange bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 25-30 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Step 2

Form the ground meat into eight patties (1/4 pound each). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 3

In a medium skillet, toss the onions with olive oil and sauté over medium-low heat until softened, about 20 minutes.

Step 4

Heat 2 inches of canola oil in a deep saucepan to 350°.

Step 5

Prepare three separate bowls: one with the egg and buttermilk (whisked together), one with ¼ cup flour, and one with the remaining flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and cayenne (mixed together).

Step 6

Working in batches, dredge tomato slices in the plain flour, then the egg wash, and then the cornmeal mixture until evenly coated. Fry tomatoes in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate until ready to serve.

Step 7

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Season beef patties generously with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. Grill over moderately high heat until well-browned on the bottom, 5-6 minutes. Flip the burgers and grill for 5-6 minutes longer, or until cooked to desired doneness.

Step 8

Top each bottom bun with some lettuce, followed by a burger patty, a spoonful of warm queso, a second burger patty, more queso, then the bacon, onions, and fried green tomatoes. Top with top bun and serve immediately.