Hello, and thank you for visiting our page! My name is Jim and I farm one of 1,500 pork farms in Kansas. My family and I live in the southwest part of the state.
About 30 years ago I started raising hogs. After two years in college I was offered the opportunity to manage a farm in Nebraska. It's been great to watch the continual improvement that our farms have made over the years. Today, I work for Seaboard Foods. I still work on the farms I manage and I couldn't imagine it any other way. My wife, Nancy, and I have enjoyed raising our four children; Mandy, Mason, Miranda and Masheala, in a rural area.
Our farms in southwest Kansas are known as wean to finish farms. Young pigs are transported to us from another farm and then we feed and care for them until they reach market weight, or about 280 lbs. At that time, Seaboard helps us transport the animals to their processing facility.
Generations on the farm: 2
Food products raised on the farm: pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3/4 lb. ground pork
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 slices of bacon
6 slices of cheese
4 slices of bread
2 Tbs. butter, softened
Lettuce, Tomato, & Onion
Form all of the ground pork into one burger patty. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Cook in a skillet or grill until done, with the internal temperature reaching 160°F. While the burger is cooking, cook the bacon until crisp, and drain well. Spread all four slices of bread with the butter. Place three slices of cheese between each pair of bread slices (butter side our) and cook in a hot skillet until toasted. Place one of the grilled cheese sandwiches on a plate, then the burger patty, then the bacon. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, or other veggies as desired. Then place the remaining grilled cheese sandwich on top.
Our family likes to put three different types of cheese in the grilled cheese sandwiches for added flavor. Two people can split a sandwich, or you can eat a whole one if you're hungry!