Brisket is the national meat of Texas, and cheddar cheese curds are a superb delicacy here in Wisconsin. The curds I used for this recipe are only one day past squeaky fresh. And anyone who has eaten fresh cheese curds here in Wisconsin knows they really do literally squeak when you eat them. That’s how you know they’re fresh make that day.
Since I’m a displaced Texan here in Wisconsin, it only seems normal to combine the best of Texas with the best of Wisconsin. This recipe is a must try. You won’t be able to stop with just one!
If you can’t smoke a brisket, find a restaurant you can buy some smoked brisket at. And if you aren’t in Wisconsin, or the surrounding area, you’ll have to settle for the standard brick of cheddar. Either way, you gotta try these!
Grilled Cheddar Brisket Burger
- 1 lb. smoked brisket (finely chopped)
- 2 lbs. 85% ground beef
- NOTE: This is assuming that you've recently smoked a brisket, or purchased smoked brisket.
Let's make brisket burgers:
- Take the 1 pound of the smoked brisket and finely chop it into very small pieces using a sharp knife. (NOTE: Using a food processor will make the brisket too sticky!)
- Mix this together with the 2 pounds of ground beef and form into patties.
- Get a medium hot grill going, and grill the burgers to your liking.
- NOTE: You can freeze some of the patties for cooking at another time!