Kobe Beef Bacon Burger with Chimichurri (recipe)

July 10, 2014
Kobe Beef Burger w/ Chimichurri

It has been 29 days since we moved to south Florida.  I kind of  like it. A lot.

Our Beach

Let me tell you it has been one serious journey. However, I cannot get used to the grocery store here. TRIVIAL?  I know. But I have been living in the Chicago suburbs for 25 years. Some things are hard to change I guess.  On the bright side (because I do live in the sunshine state after all), there is one helluva farmers market here. It’s more like a farmers warehouse. The best part? It’s five minutes from my house (internal swooning southern belle style happening here)! If you’re ever in the area check this out!

After venturing around the market with  “El Capitano” (see I am a dutiful army wife and I am learning Spanish. Ha.) we stumbled upon a stand that had a variety of homemade marinades and seasoned sauces. That is where we fell in love with the chimichurri that inspired this dish.

Teacher moment- Wondering what the heck chimichurri is? Well here ya go:

  1. (in South American and Mexican cooking) a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper.
Just know that it is delicious. And did I mention the bacon? Just be prepared for this mouthwatering southern Florida inspired burger.
 First you need to procure yourself some belly-o-pig. Better known as bacon. Place said bacon onto a foil lined cookie sheet and preheat your oven to 400 degrees which is basically like creating heaven on earth.
Raw Bacon
 Next, chop up a yellow onion into a small dice. Hold the tears.
Add a bit of garlic. Or a lot…it depends on how repellent you feel you need to be towards the opposite sex. Unless they are eating with you- then you can both just be stinky in love together. Ok, that go weird. So add some crushed or minced garlic.
Place your ground beef into a mixing bowl.
 Then add your onion, garlic, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper.
 Proceed to get intimate with the beef. Which means you need to touch it. With your hands.
Get “squidgey” with it (not a word I know… but it is the only one that works) to evenly mix in the seasonings. At least at this point the aroma of the bacon cooking is distracting you from your squidging (also not a word).
Now PAUSE. Check on your bacon and remove the fat by draining it. This ensures a crispy, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth piece of bacon. Don’t skip this!
Now flip-a-roo the bacon and let cook and continue to crisp on the opposite side.
Form your ground burger meat into patties and place in a pan (or grill if your normal and have one of those…ahem…ahem)
Try to ignore this while you cook…those eyes…. Honestly, I think it’s the fact that she doesn’t whimper or whine but makes a guttural moose like grunt to get your attention. Oh brother.
When the bacon looks crisp on both sides. Remove from oven and place between paper towel to remove additional grease.
Proceed to eat four slices.
Crisp up your hamburger buns. I used a nice ciabatta roll, but any roll or bun will do.
Now you can build your burger.
Prep your chim chiminey chim chiminey chim chim churoo-ri? Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Place your bacon over the burger and add your cheese of choice. I loved the soft delicate buttery flavor of the queso fresco. It pairs nicely with the overpowering flavors in the chimichurri. Plus it gives you that oh so melty, ooey, gooeyness one hopes to achieve when cheese is ever involved. A pepperjack would do nicely as well. Slather a genrous heap of chimichurri on the top bun. Prepare for greatness.
 Proceed to scarf your burger down in the privacy of your own home.
Nala lost nose goes…her turn to clean the floor…
Then eat a 2nd burger…or steal the bacon and give the burger to your husband 🙂
Please help yourself to the free printable version of my recipe below!




Kobe Beef Bacon Burger with Chimichurri (recipe)
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4
Nothing tastes better than a juicy and savory burger...with bacon. Enjoy this chimichurri burger creation.
  • 1 LB lean ground Kobe Beef
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup Onion, small dice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 cup Chimichurri
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco
  • olive oil for frying
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the bacon onto the cooking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. After the first 10 minutes, flip the bacon and drain the fat then return to oven (additional 5-10 mins)
  4. In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, diced onion, garlic, egg, and seasonings.
  5. Mix until well blended and form into four equal patties
  6. Heat a frying pan with oil on medium-high heat.
  7. Fry up the burgers until cooked.
  8. Add more oil to the pan to toast the tops and bottoms of the hamburger buns.
  9. Spread the chimichurri onto the top of the bun add bacon and cheese to your burger and serve!

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