- 2 lbs of ground Burger (elk, bear, cow, buffalo, etc)
- About 8 strips of peppered bacon
- 2 Spicy smoked sausages (elk, bear, deer, etc)
- 1 large onion sliced
- 4 Pretzel hotdog rolls
- 4 Slices of pepper jake cheese
- BBQ Sauce (you can make your own or buy the type you love)
- Salt (pinch for each side of the burger and a pinch for the onions)
- Garlic (pinch for each side of the burger)
- Sugar (pinch for the onions)
- Pepper (pinch for each side of the burger)
Cut each sausage into 4 long strips. In a large saute pan crisp up the bacon, as well as the sausage, on medium high heat. From there remove and place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the grease.
In a saute pan place 1 T of your bacon grease. Throw your onions into the pan along with a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook the onions on medium heat until you get a nice caramalization.
Split your ground burger into 4 even patties. Form then into long patties so they fit perfectly in your bun. Remember they will shrink a little when cooking. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on your burger. Place the burger in the saute pan with 2 T of the bacon grease and cook on medium-high heat. The cook time totally depends on how well done you like your burger and how thick your patties are. These should only take a couple of minutes on each side for medium done. Place pepper jack cheese on each burger and place under the broiler to melt the cheese.
I like my bun a little toasted, so I cut it in half and spread with a little butter and place under the broiler. Keep an eye on it so you don’t burn your buns.
For the assembling; the bun goes first, then the burger, next the sauce, the bacon, the sausage, the onions, and finally more sauce and top bun.