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Beer Can Burger

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

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

post #2 of 38

Dude you have been cranking out some awesome burgers! Nice smoke and of course,



post #3 of 38

Reinhard That is so crazy cool ,making a pocket I give you a point for thinking out of the box. Nice job.



post #4 of 38

Looks great Reinhard. Too bad I wasn't still living around Andover, I could have popped over for one. Just curious about how long did these take in the smoke to be done and at what IT did you pull?



post #5 of 38

That is AWESOME 

This is on my list for sure 

Great job :drool:

post #6 of 38

Hey now, just when u think you've about seen it all....much like a sopes but with beef instead of masa....ingenious. truthfully, I'd of liked to see a picture of you trying to get that into your mouth!!...LMAO

post #7 of 38
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone, no more "normal" burgers for me.  This will become standard.  I forgot to put some jalapenos in the hole but it was tasty for sure.  Trabba, I set the smoker at 270 deg.  I think it took about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Was having a few brews so I wasn't paying attention.  I didn't take a internal temp, just eyeballed it [sorry]  The bacon was done and the cheese was melted.  The meat was moist.  Having the bacon wrapped around the burger, and the stuff inside [along with the cheese] keeps the meat from getting overdone.  Ya, Chef, my mouth did stretch some but not as much as when I ate the Juicy Lucy with that extra patty.  Reinhard

post #8 of 38
Brilliant! I am making some of these this weekend. That looks like a lite beer you used to make the holes. I guess that makes these diet burgers! Means I can eat 2 of em:)
post #9 of 38

They look great!  Thanks for sharing as I will be making up a batch as soon as the rain stops here in Michigan. :Looks-Great:

post #10 of 38
Nice looking burgers!
post #11 of 38

OMG!!!    I gave up smoking just over a year ago and gained a bit over 35 pounds so I'm trying to take it a little eating on some things and what do I do but click on your link..    You now I'll be trying this over the weekend.   Also sent the link to my son and I know what he'll be making.    These look great!!   Thanks for the posting..      John

post #12 of 38

Beats the heck out of the burger stuffer the kids gave me for Christmas !



post #13 of 38

Dang, those look good and very creative. Will have to try that soon.

post #14 of 38

I bow to the Baron of Burger. This looks terrific.





post #15 of 38

Oh yeah, gotta try those.  They look...............marvellllllooooouuuuuussssssss:drool:

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post #17 of 38

Yesterday while I was in Edmonton, the radio DJ started talking about a post on these fabulous looking burgers that he had seen.  Called them Beer Can Burgers.  SMF member maybe??



post #18 of 38
Looks great!! Definitely have to try this! Grest job!
post #19 of 38

How long do these smoke?

post #20 of 38
Thread Starter 

Voodoo7,  Wasn't paying much attention, sorry,  was in-between a few adult beverages and doing other things.  I set the smoker at 270, and I think it took around 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours.  I just eyeballed it near the end and saw the bacon was done so I pulled them out of the smoker.  Planning to do a lot of these.  Reinhard

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