Farmer’s Burger

This hearty, home style menu concept will whisk your customers’ away to bluer skies and grassier plains. Free-range, grass fed beef blended with savory bits of bacon is the perfect compliment to succulent pork belly, sunny-side up fried eggs, crisp mixed greens, juicy tomatoes and, of course, Bongards® American Cheese Slices.

INSIGHTS

Pork belly is a hot trend that’s growing fast with a one year expected growth is 12.9% with a four year growth of 80.1%. It’s currently found on 7.8% of US menus and most often paired with eggs, bacon, and tomato. Since meatier options have significant appeal, this concept is sure to be a hit!

Source: Datassentials 2018

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Lb. ground beef
  • 4 Slices of bacon
  • 2 Slices of pork belly
  • 2 Eggs (fried sunny-side up)
  • 2 Hamburger buns
  • 1/2 Lb. Bongards® American Cheese Slices.
  • 1/2 Cup mixed greens
  • 1/2 Tomato (sliced)

PREPARATION

  1. Cook bacon in skillet. Set aside and let cool. Chop up into small pieces.
  2. Mix uncooked ground beef with the bacon bits. Form beef into two patties and grill on skillet.
  3. While beef is grilling, fry pork belly slices on the other side of the skillet until done. Set aside burgers and pork belly.
  4. Fry eggs sunny-side up on one side of the skillet and brown buns on the other side.
  5. Layer all ingredients onto the bun and serve.