Bacon Puree – The new ‘pink slime’ turned into a slider

Posted: June 12, 2013 in NERDSTEAK - Straight Up Food
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Bacon.

It is my favorite food group.  In a previous post I used bacon puree to make bacon chips.  I have taken bacon slime to new heights with what I like to call a ‘3B slider’.  I wanted to make the ultimate bacon slider using fresh blended bacon puree seen below. This is 100% real applewood smoked bacon pureed in a food processor.

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For the burger patty, I blended together:

 

  • 2 pounds of 90/10 ground chuck (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 pounds of bacon puree
  • 8 ounces of Gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated garlic

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This mixture will be a lot looser than your average ground beef so I think it works best as a slider.  I formed these bad boys into small patties, then cooked them on a SUPER hot grill for about 1 minute and 30 seconds a side.  I assembled them on small dinner rolls with buffalo aioli, 2 hour caramelized onions, green leaf lettuce, and garlic pickle slices:

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Juicy and flavorful doesn’t even begin to describe these little nuggets of joy.  I also recommend cooking them to about medium well (yeah thats right!) to have a super nice crust to the patty.  You have a combo of salty and creamy from the bacon-gorgonzola patty, sweetness from the onions, and heat from the buffalo aioli.  You can thank me later.

Let me know what you use bacon puree in!

 

Comments
  1. xonthis says:

    Ah. bacon puree is interesting. Would you use like the whole package of bacon and nothing else?

    • chefman316 says:

      Well when you puree just bacon, it has the consistency of cake frosting, so you cant really shape it too well, and when it cooks there is quite a bit of shrink, so I would be best to mix it with something else that holds its form better.

  2. chefemmy says:

    For a second I thought you were putting this in an en croute. All I seen was a paste in the Robot Coupe.

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