Are you ready for fancy homemade burgers? We hope so! We love burgers, all kinds of burgers. Regular beef burgers. Salmon burgers. Bacon burgers. Matt and Stacy’s 50/50 burgers. Bison burgers. I could go on, but you might get bored. So, instead, I’m just going to tell you about our latest experiment so we can get down to business: sharing with you a recipe for fancy homemade burgers!

A couple weekends ago, I was hankering for burgers but Brent was simply not in the mood for more beef. (Admittedly, it had been a week of steak, chili and roast beef.)  So, we were staring at the selections of meats available at our local Whole Foods, hungry and indecisive. Finally, he grabbed ground pork, ground veal, and ground lamb. My eyes lit up. I couldn’t wait to get home and put them together.

This recipe seems “fancy” because, growing up in my house, veal and lamb were special foods for special occasions. But these fancy homemade burgers are actually quite simple to make! We hope you’ll enjoy this casual and delicious new twist on an old favorite.

1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 lb ground veal
1/2 lb ground lamb
2 eggs
1-2 tsp of cayenne powder
2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper


Fancy Homemade Burger Recipe

Place all three meats into one large bowl.

Fancy Homemade Burger Recipe

Sprinkle in the cayenne, garlic, salt and pepper.

Fancy Homemade Burger Recipe

Add the two eggs and mix all the ingredients well. Then, form into burgers.

Fancy Homemade Burger Recipe

Grill to your desired temperature (4-6 minutes per side to for medium-rare to medium). Since it has been so incredibly cold and snowy here, I used our cast iron grill griddle over medium-high heat.

Fancy Homemade Burger Recipe

Plate with greens or your favorite condiments and savor the goodness of these fancy homemade burgers!

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