Warning: this burger is not for the faint of heart. It requires commitment. It requires a steady hand. It requires gastronomic fortitude.  Are you worthy?

The genesis of this burger came from watching Acquisitions Intoxicated on the Penny Arcade Twitch channel. They are brewing a different D&D-themed beer each week, based on the characters of a long-running D&D game the Penny Arcade crew (with other such luminaries as Wil Wheaton, Patrick Rothfuss, and Morgan Webb) has been playing in conjunction with Wizards of the Coast, and run by Chris Perkins.

This week, they brewed a black IPA called WarPriest. When I asked what food would pair well with the finished product, they said a burger, and “meat”. The result is the War Hammer: beef, chorizo, prosciutto, bacon, and a fried egg with Zombie Punch Sauce (cause a cleric’s burger should be able to turn the undead).

I’ll be honest, I got the meat sweats while eating it. I’ve decided that this is a “sometimes” burger.

See my question and Eric’s answer for pairings at the 35:25 minute mark below. Adult language.

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War Hammer Burger
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
burger
Ingredients
war-hammer-burger
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill to high.
  2. Mix the beef, chorizo, and Dash Cunning Spice Rub in a bowl with your fingers. Form into a patty about 1 inch thick, and use your thumbs to put a divot in the middle of the top.
  3. Add the bacon to a cold skillet, and place over medium/medium-high heat. Cook until crispy; keep the rendered bacon fat in the pan
  4. Put your burger on the grill. Turn after 4 minutes. Remove from the grill after another 3 minutes, or once desired doneness has been reached. Quickly toast your bun on the hot grill.
  5. Start building the burger: patty, Zombie Punch BBQ Sauce, prosciutto, bacon.
  6. Heat the bacon fat over medium heat, and crack the egg into the pan, taking care not to break the yolk. Fry for about 1 minute until the egg white and yolk are set, then place on top of the burger.
  7. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top, and then dig in.
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