Best Burgers Yet

Dish Description
This recipe is super simple but so clever.  The secret is LARD.  It gives the best results every time.  Then all you have to do is pile on any toppings you can think of.
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Mix ground beef and ground pork together in a bowl using 2 spoons.
  • Heat lard in a a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallots and garlic until fragrant and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add shallot mixture to meat mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Form mixture into patties, taking care to handle mixture as little as possible.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Grill hamburgers on the preheated grill until desired doneness is reached, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).