Bacon Chicken Burgers
I first met the wonderful people behind La Brea Bakery's breads at an event at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen where the whole menu was built around their amazing breads, then again at the Taste Talks Food Festival where I found myself demolishing sandwiches from their bread truck. The point is, there has never been a moment where I've encountered their bread and it wasn't amazing. These breads truly bring any dish they're in to the next level—it's no wonder they're the number one selling artisan bread in the country!
I used the La Brea Bakery Telera Sliders to build this recipe for you. It was the hearth-baked, golden brown, sourdough with a touch of sweetness that both caught my eye and stomach. Like all other dishes they are in, they truly elevate these burgers.
FYI, you can easily find them stocked at Costco, Safeway and Kroger amongst several other shops. There is a great bread locator tool on their site.
La Brea Bakery is used to taking life to the next level, but I'm not only talking about with their delicious breads. They blew my mind with their recent Superbowl sweepstakes (closed now). They sent a lucky winner all expenses paid to the Superbowl! I know, there's so much to love when it comes to the world of La Brea!
1. YOU'RE BACON ME CRAZY. preheat your oven to 400°.
Put your wire rack on your baking sheet.
Pour your sugar into your medium mixing bowl.
One by one, coat your slices of bacon into your sugar by tossing them around in your bowl.
Line them on your wire rack.
Bake till 160°—about 10 minutes.
While these are baking, multitask and move onto your next steps
2. WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE TURKEY. in your large mixing bowl, combine your chicken, turkey, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
Using your hands, mix it all together until your ingredients are evenly combined.
Still using your hands, make six burger patties.
Over medium-high heat, coat your grill pan with your vegetable oil.
Once your oil is hot, put your patties on your grill pan making sure that once you place them, you leave them untouched.
You're oil is hot enough when your patties sizzle frantically when touching it.
Cook for 6 minutes on each side—make sure to test with your thermometer, your burgers should be 165°.
3. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BREAD. Turn your oven to 250°.
Cut your La Brea Bakery Telera Sliders in half and place them cut side up on your baking sheet.
Lay your swiss cheese slices on the cut side of the top of your sandwich.
Bake for 4 minutes—or till your cheese is melted and your bread toasted.
4. MAYO TO MAKE YO DREAMS COME TRUE. in your small mixing bowl, whisk together your mayonnaise, lemon zest, grated garlic, truffle oil, salt and pepper.
5. GOING FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. place the bottom half of your La Brea Bakery Telera Sliders on the plate you plan to serve them on.
Place your burger patty on top.
Layer on your slice of avocado.
Add on a pinch of your arugula.
Spread your aioli on the cheesy side of the top piece of your La Brea Bakery Telera Sliders.
Close your burger with the your cheesy aioli covered bread.