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Serving size 8
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This burger recipe mixes ground beef chuck with bacon, scallions, mint and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for stellar flavor.


1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 jalapeños, chopped 1 cup cilantro, chopped ¼ cup minced fresh ginger ½ small red onion, chopped 1 tsp sugar2 ½ tsp kosher salt2 ½ lb ground chuck½ lb bacon, minced (1 cup) 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, minced ½ cup chopped mint¾ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice½ tsp black pepper¼ tsp cayenne Canola oil, for brushing 8 toasted hamburger buns Sliced tomatoes and onions, lettuce, ketchup, mustard and Sriracha, for serving


  1. In a food processor, puree the yogurt, jalapeños, cilantro, ginger, onion, sugar and 1 teaspoon of the salt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix the ground beef with the bacon, scallions, mint, cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Form into eight 1-inch-thick patties.
  3. Heat a cast-iron griddle and brush with oil. Cook the burgers over moderate heat, turning once, until charred outside and medium within, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Spread some of the yogurt sauce on the bottom buns, top with the burgers and layer with toppings. Close the burgers and serve.

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Recipe Credit: Suvir Saran
Image Credit: Jonathan Lovekin

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Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Burger, Lunch, Beef, Bacon, Yogurt, Barbecue & Grilling

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