Makes 6-8 small burger patties
¼ cup cooked bacon minced ¼ cup minced scallions
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground pork
½ pound ground Italian sausage
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
½ cup bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
6-8 slider buns
Vegetable oil for cooking
Mix all ingredients in a bowl together. Form into 6-8 small patties. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Cook burgers in oil until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
Spread butter on buns and cook in a separate pan until bun is toasted.
Serve burgers on toasted buns with tomato jam.
Spicy Tomato Jam
Makes 1 ½ cups
24 oz. canned chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine the tomatoes, spices, sugar, ginger, pepper flakes, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally allow to reduce until desired thickness, approximately 25-35 minutes.