The Hanover Inn Bacon Cheeseburger
We love a good bacon cheeseburger recipe, and this one is particularly good. The chipotle pepper mayo is addictive and would be delicious in a multitude of other recipes. The mayo gives the burger a spicy kick, and the extra crispiness that’s added by the fried onions is much appreciated. You can play up the spice level by adding chipotle or jalapeno bacon, or switching the cheese to pepper jack. As is, this recipe is pure bacon burger perfection, so you might not want to mess with it.
The Hanover Inn Burger recipe comes from PINE restaurant. Located in scenic Hanover NH, across from the Dartmouth Green, PINE is an American restaurant incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, utilizing the bounty of ingredients available in and around New England. Created by acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow, PINE features approachable, well-executed dishes that focus on local and sustainable New England products. The kitchen is run under the watchful eye of talented chef, Justin Dain. Schlow and Dain have sourced many regional farms and seasonal ingredients with a focus on presenting bright, clean, discernible dishes in a warm and comfortable setting.
9 oz. Ground Beef 80% Lean, 20% Fat
1 Brioche Bun
2 thick slices Applewood-smoked bacon
3 Tbsp. mayo
1.5 tsp. chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 slices Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese
1 small onion
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 quart canola oil for frying
Take the 9 oz. ground beef and form into a burger patty until the burger is slightly bigger than the surface of the burger bun. This is done to ensure when the burger is cooked it will be the same size as the bun and create a great burger to bun ratio.
In a 2 quart sauce pan add the canola oil and bring up to 350 degrees. At this time slice the small onion on a mandolin to make very thin onion ring circles. Break up the rings and toss in cornstarch and flour to make a thin coating. Fry the onion rings in the oil for 1 minute or until crispy and golden brown color. Remove the onions from the oil and place on a clean paper towel to remove any excess oil and add salt and pepper immediately.
Chop the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce to a smooth consistency. Add the mayo and mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated. Set aside for assembling the burger.