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Featured Burgers 2 Ways - Some Flattop Work

sawhorseray

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Brisket finally came on sale for $1.99lb, butts at 99¢lb. Time to pound out some burgers! First up, 20 pounds of Hipshot burger
12 pounds brisket
8 pounds porkbutt
1/4 cup powdered dextrose
3/4 cup SPC
1/3 cup canning salt
1/4 cup CBP
2 cups ice cold milk
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8.75lb porkbutt deboned. I 've a few of these before
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16.5lb brisket trimmed to 12 pounds, nothing wasted but the cow itself!
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Butt and brisket near frozen, run thru medium grinder plate
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Whisk the dry ingredients with the milk, everything goes for a 10 minutes ride in the meat mixer
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It tilts!
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In the fridge while all the gear gets cleaned up, then pressed into 1/2 pound patties and vac-sealed
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Hipshots are delicious and economical to make, usually cooked on the Weber over direct hot coals 3&1/2 minutes a side. Straight brisket burgers, trimmed.

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Grind thru the same medium plate
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3/4 pound patties, form when you want 'em.
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These burgers are best on the flattop, made some buns to accommodate their size
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Flattop heated up and ready to go
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Caramelized onions
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Homemade maple-honey bacon
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Get that burger cookin' in the bacon grease!
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Put a hat on it, melt in some cheese, pile on the bacon
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Off and ready to assemble!
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I like my burgers medium rare. When you grind your own meat and have confidence in the cleanliness of the process there's nothing to worry about, unlike buying ground beef from your local market.
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No salad, shrooms, or guac needed or wanted, these burgers stand on their own, not even room for fries. You'd be hard pressed to find a burger done like this in a restaurant, and at a affordable price. Thanks for lookin' in and y'all stay safe out there! RAY
 

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Dang , all you didn't do was kill the cow ! Fantastic . I know what you mean , they don't need anything but you to eat it . You got the buns lookin real good too . Must be all the dog walkin ! Lol .
 

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That looks phenomenal Ray, nice work. What kind burger press is that, thanks !
 

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Everything looked great as I was scrolling at a steady rate throught he pictures.
Then...
Baaaaconnnn 😍
That messed up my scrolling - lol
 

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Nice! Looks like you're set for a while.
Haven't seen prices like that around here for a long time....
 

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Heck yeah ray. Delicious looking burger. Nice post bud!
Thanks Jake! I hadn't tossed anything up here in a bit, figured I'd leave some room for all the new guys. Got the flattop going shortly for breakfast! RAY



Dang , all you didn't do was kill the cow ! Fantastic . I know what you mean , they don't need anything but you to eat it . You got the buns lookin real good too . Must be all the dog walkin ! Lol .
Thanks Rich! Had to leave the cow alive long enough to get some cheese from it! Thanks for the Like amigo, I do appreciate it. RAY


That looks phenomenal Ray, nice work. What kind burger press is that, thanks !
Thanks so much! It's a Weston Single Burger Press, works like a charm on the half pounders. The brisket burgers require a bigger bun, so I hand form them. Thank you for the Like, I do appreciate it. RAY

 

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Now that is a gorgeous burger. And a proper beer to go with it. Jim
Thanks Jim! Rolling Rock has been served here exclusively for over 30 years now, goes with everything, including whisky! Thanks for the Like Jim, I appreciate it. RAY


Right on man! :emoji_thumbsup: Your efforts shall feed you good for a while.
Thank you! It's the same when I make sausage, I like to make big batches worth all the cleanup. Thank you for the Like, I do appreciate it. RAY


Everything looked great as I was scrolling at a steady rate throught he pictures.
Then... Baaaaconnnn 😍 That messed up my scrolling - lol
Thanks Eddie! Bacon is what makes the burger on a flattop, cooked up in all that beautiful grease, it's a wonderful thing! Thanks for the Like Eddie, much appreciated. RAY
 

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Good looking burgers Ray and to compliment them with homemade rolls. Makes me hungry for a burger. I'm going to have to learn how to bake the rolls . Great job.

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That's some nice work Ray, those burgers look excellent! So does the beer, it used to be made in my neck of the woods.
 

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Nice! Looks like you're set for a while. Haven't seen prices like that around here for a long time....
Thanks Mose! I had to wait a few months for those prices to roll back around, I only do the work when it's cost effective. Thanks for the Like, I appreciate it. RAY


Yes sir I'm in line for plate ! Look great RAY
Thank you! Got another lined up for dinner tonight, bring you own plate! Going to go with homemade Canadian bacon and a fried egg on this one, saw one on TV and thought I'd gice it a shot. Thank you for the Like, I do appreciate it. RAY


Good looking burgers Ray and to compliment them with homemade rolls. Makes me hungry for a burger. I'm going to have to learn how to bake the rolls . Great job. Rob
Thanks Rob! Here's a bun post from awhile back, it was kind of a work in progress. There were a couple of key contributions from chopsaw chopsaw and forktender forktender that were instrumental to the evolution, the end product is pretty darned good these days. Thank you for the Like Rob, I do appreciate it. RAY

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That's some nice work Ray, those burgers look excellent! So does the beer, it used to be made in my neck of the woods.
Thanks Denny! I'd imagine Latrobe is more famous for being the birthplace of Arnold Palmer than for brewing RR, tho both are pretty special in my book. Thanks for the Like Denny, much appreciated! RAY
 

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Just awesome start to finish! Love a good thick burger so 3/4 lbs is the ticket. Caramelized onion, bacon and cheese is my favorite toppings for a burger. Nailed it!
 

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Holy Cow Ray!!! Them there are some good looking burgers.

Point for sure
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xray

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Damn nice burger Ray! I wouldn’t want a salad on top of mine with that kind of meat on it. Very nice!
 

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Wow! That looks amazing! A lot of work for an amazing payoff, and baking your own buns? That is definitely a different level !
 

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