Introducing the Menno Burger Delight!

Finally, a burger we can call our own!

The Oba Yo Test Kitchen is pleased introduce the Tweibach Menno Burger Delight!

Here’s the recipe.



Ground pork (1 lb)

Jreewe (Cracklings ¾ cup)

Cheese curds

Bread crumbs (1/2 cup)

Salt and Pepper

Bread and butter pickles


Mix the ground pork, jreewe and bread crumbs with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Shape into 3 equal patties. Grill or fry the patties until done (about 2 minutes each side). Pop the top off the tweibach and fill with cheese curds. Cut the remaining part of tweibach in two.

Place the part with cheese under a broiler until cheese starts to melt. The “top” and bottom can be placed under the broiler to toast while cheese melts if you like.  We opted to leave the "top" and the bottom un-toasted for a "faspa" kind of flair. 

Place the top on the cheese once cheese has slightly melted,  Top the patty with bread and butter pickles and plain yellow mustard. Now assemble your Menno burger! (You can top patty with ketchup if you like)

And there you have it, the Menno Burger Delight!  The bread and butter pickles give it a nice sweetness and the mustard offers the tartness with the cheesy goodness of cheese curds (you did use New Bothwell curds, right :-)  And of course the wonderful saltiness comes from the jreewe! Enjoy!

More about jreewe:

Jreewe are tiny meat and fat renderings, sometimes called cracklings. A delicious Mennonite treat that is a byproduct of rendering fat during hog butchering.  

Here we see the tedious task of pork fat being rendered in a mejagrope. It took a strong and steady arm to continually stir the fat pieces over a fire for hours at a time.

And here's the final result from hours of  rendering. Glorious pork lard and jreewe (crackles)!

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