Well, from a Juicy Lucy to the Beer Can Burger. Kind of like a Lucy but without the extra patty. Really like these!! You can fill them with what you want and I don't need no letttuce leaves or tomato slices on my bun with these. My daughter showed me a pic on one while over at her house and I knew I had to try it. Here is what I did:
You could buy your own patties, but for me they are not thick enough so I form my own..
Press the beer can down in the center of the patty about half way down.
Form the meat around the can like this and put a slice of bacon around the burger.
Pull the beer can out of the meat and drink the beer. This is how they looked on the smoker grate before filling them.
For the filling this time around I fried up some onions and mushrooms. Put some of the sauce I make up in the bottom of the bowl [about one tablespoon], onions and mushromms and a couple of chunks of pepper jack in some and swiss in the others. Then some more onions and mushrooms and another tablespoon of sauce. Topped them all of with some strips of cheese.
Well they are almost done. Had them in the smoker at 270. Added some oak/maple smoke too.
Had about 5 minutes to go in the smoker so I couldn't help myself and added some cheddar cheese on top of the other cheese for another melt and they were done.
This burger is ready to be devoured!!
Put more sauce on my buns and that's all that was needed for a wonderful burger along with some potato salad. Reinhard