A friend of mine in Texas told me he saw brisket burgers in the store. That got me thinking, so I did some searching on that. I see a lot of people are grinding brisket, and/or a combination of brisket and other meats and making patties. Well, I thought I’d do it a little differently. I would imagine someone else has done this too, but I just recently smoked a brisket, so I finely chopped 1 pound of the brisket after smoking it, and mixed it with 2 pounds of 85% ground beef.
As seen in this picture, I chopped the brisket by hand so I could get uniform sized very small pieces to mix with the burger. I wanted to be able to see, feel, and taste the bites of brisket in the burger. Because the pieces were larger, I had to use 2 pounds of burger to be able to mix all of the brisket in.
NOTE: Just as a suggestion, you could probably chop it more fine in a food processor, and be able to mix it with only 1 pound of burger to render a stronger smoked brisket flavor.
With the 1 to 2 ratio, the flavor of the smoked brisket came through very well! It was definitely the best burger I’ve eaten in quite a while!
NOTE: I only cooked up a couple of the burgers, so I wrapped the other patties individually and froze them for later!
- 1 lb. smoked brisket (chopped) see picture
- 2 lbs. 85% ground beef
- 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. You can use a food processor, but I did it by hand to achieve very small uniformed bite sized pieces.
- 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 you liking.
- NOTE: You can freeze some of the patties for cooking at another time!