I was inspired by stevecylka's post about doing a bacon cheeseburger fatty for Easter and decided it was time to try one for myself. I kept it simple, having a picky eater in the family, and just went basic -- ground beef, cheddar & mozzarella, and bacon of course! I went light on the rub and also downsized it a bit since there were just three of us.
Lesson learned: don't skimp on the cheese. We ate them sliced and on a King's Hawaiian bun, but I think next time I'll go with just sliced up and maybe topped with some sauce. Anybody got a good idea for a sauce (other than just BBQ sauce, of course)?
Here's the little beauty before going on the smoker:
Here's the smoker, all fired up and ready. This time I mixed some hickory chunks in with the lump in the basket and threw a smoke bomb on top of the coals to kick things off.
After that, it was a simple matter of spending a few sunny hours on the deck, sipping a cocktail and eying the Maverick occasionally. Here was the payoff:
Gone in record time! Very happy with how this first effort turned out and will definitely be trying this again soon.