Despite their vast knowledge of pop culture, I don’t let my kids watch that much tv. I also don’t let my kids eat fast food. I know, I’m a lame mom. I figure they’ve got their whole adult lives, so why start now.

While I WILL NOT budge on the fast food, I will let them watch tv when they get their homework done at the end of the week. Once again freedom of choice is bad since they choose…Beyblades. Ugh. Basically it’s a tv show selling a toy. Not happy. Anyway, Beyblades are these little metal tops that you do ‘battle’ with.

On the show the main kid, Ginga – likes to eat “Triple Beef Burgers.” (For the record that is not Ginga that is Benkei – but I don’t feel like trolling the internet looking for Beyblade pictures.)

How many times have the kids asked me to make Triple Beef Burgers for them? Too many. But I am never one to back off a challenge, esp a food one. So here is MY version of the Triple Beef Burger, more like triple meat, but hey, you get the idea. Oh the things I’ll do for my kids…

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
6 slices of bacon
freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


In a medium skillet, fry the bacon. I like to chop it small BEFORE I fry it, making it easier to crumble after it’s already cooked.

In a bowl mix together the ground beef, ground pork and cooked crumbled bacon. There’s your three beefs (meats) right there! Add the pepper and the garlic powder.

Form the burgers by hand – I made mini ones as well as large ones – I like to make an indent in the center of each patty, so that it cooks a little more evenly.

On a grill or grill pan, over medium high heat, cook the burgers so that they are no longer pink in the middle.

I never know how much the kids are going to eat so rather than make huge burgers, I often make them mini versions. That way the first one never goes to waste but they can eat a second one if they are still hungry.

If I can’t find tiny burger buns I also like to use King’s Hawaiian roll. Add the toppings to the burger. The kids decided they wanted to assemble their own.

The Kid even made a chart of how it should all look when put together. The Baby carnivore went with meat and meat alone.

Whether it was the Beyblades or the tasty triple beef (meat) I used, the kids ATE THIS UP. By far one of the most asked for meals to date. Now that is a happy…meal.