Stuffed Burgers and ABTs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by 5lakes, May 29, 2010.

  1. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Good Evening to All!

    Yesterday, I did some mods and the test burn/seasoning of my ECB. I was really happy with it's ability to keep a constant temp for almost four hours without adding any charcoal. I decided to add some vents in the top of the ECB and use a bit less charcoal to get a lower temp. It worked great. Today's smoke, it kept 245 degrees steady for more than three hours. I might add another hole to the lid, but want to wait for cooler weather. We got into the low 90s today. Added just a bit of coal to maintain a few more hours. Why so much for stuffed burgers and ABTs? Well, I did the ham hocks for my Mom's 15 bean soup. That will be finished tomorrow and I'll do a thread on that.

    Now for the burgers...  I've seen a few posts here about them and decided to try them for supper. We used ground pork for the bottom patty and ground beef for the top. In between, cheese, onion, and hot pepper rings. The white stuff in the bowl is the stuffing for the ABTs.


    The ABTs were cream cheese, crab, shrimp, Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb, paprika topping. We take out the seeds but leave the ribs for heat. Incredible!


    Stuffing everything into the ECB. The hocks have been on about two hours here. We're using mesquite to get enough smoke into them to flavor the soup tomorrow. That's Dakota's foot on the left. He couldn't wait for the ABTs to be done...[​IMG]


    The finished burgers. Didn't get a shot of the ABTs, although I did get to eat one. Neighbors saw the smoker getting started up and showed up at the right time (for them). I went in to get the camera and the ABTs were gone...[​IMG]


    Excellent burger. Next time, I'll make a couple more. I've also figured out that I will have to start doubling, at least, the ABTs.

    Thanx for checking out my burgers and stay tuned for the bean soup tomorrow!
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    now that looks very good
  3. wl_kb3

    wl_kb3 Fire Starter

    Those look great. I have some stuffed burgers going on tomorrow! I cant wait.
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm.... looks great from here too!
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes that burger does look excellant for sure there Mr lakes. Now next time you need to keep the camera close to you and after awhile your wife will quit making fun of you and then maybe like mine she will help with the picture taking 
  6. pocketburger

    pocketburger Newbie

    Looks good. instead of stuffing them by hand do it with the BURGERPOCKETPRESS.COM
  7. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Very impressive!  Over the top on the ingredients on the ABT's!
  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you need to electrify the smoker before you step away... lol. Nice looking Que! How was the ground pork as a patty?
  9. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im hungry now!!
  10. I like your ABT's filling. Going to have to give that a try.
  11. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanx everyone for the great comments.

    The burger pocket press looks cool. Watched a video on it. Great idea.

    The ABTs were incredible. They're a standard now and we usually buy 20 or more jalapenos to feed the neighbors as well. [​IMG] I made a batch of 80 for a graduation party. Used the same recipe. No leftovers to take home.

    I do keep a closer eye on the smoker now. Don't get me wrong, I love my neighbors. They're great people and helped me out when I really needed it a while back. Feeding them some treats is just a good way of saying thanx.

    The pork patty on the bottom seems to have been the best idea. I tried beef on the bottom and ground turkey on the top, not so good. The turkey was too lean and dried out. I might try beef on the bottom and pork or sausage on top. The pork does a great job of keeping it moist.

    Just a side note...  The meals I make with my smokers are much healthier than what I used to eat. They taste much better, too. I was afraid for a while that I'd gain a few pounds. However, (not sure if I should thank the friends and neighbors here) but I've actually lost almost 30 pounds so far this year. At this rate, I'll be down to my goal (another 30) in another six months or so.

    Thanx again for the great comments. I really enjoy this site.

    5lakes    aka Jerry

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