Recipe courtesy of Dana Hillis and Janet Hillis

The Big Papa Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Pork Patties:

2 pounds ground pork

2 large eggs

1/4 cup barbecue sauce 

1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning 

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

1/2 teaspoon sazon seasoning, such as Badia brand 

Brisket Patties:

2 pounds ground brisket

2 large eggs 

1 teaspoon steak seasoning

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 


8 sandwich-sized slices Cheddar

8 large potato buns, split 

1 to 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 

1 to 2 sweet onions, sliced 

8 leaves Boston lettuce

Pickles, for serving, optional 

Jalapenos, for serving, optional


  1. Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat.
  2. For the pork patties: Combine the pork, eggs, barbecue sauce, all-purpose seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and sazon seasoning in a bowl and mix with your hands until completely incorporated. Form into 8 patties and set aside.
  3. For the brisket patties: Combine the brisket, eggs, steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix with your hands until completely incorporated. Form into 8 patties.
  4. For the burgers: Cook the pork and brisket patties on the griddle until done, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Just before removing from the heat, add the Cheddar to the brisket patties.
  5. Assemble the burgers by placing 1 pork patty and 1 brisket patty on each potato bun. Garnish the burgers with a slice of tomato and sweet onion, a piece of lettuce, and the pickles and jalapenos, if using. 
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