I really need to take a trip back home to the U.S. I reckon. Or, I need to quit talking about food so much – my friends are sending burger videos.
This particular one… I’ve never seen anything like it before. And I’m not talking about the beer can burgers — I see beer can chicken all over the place so beer can burgers didn’t surprise me as much — I’m talking about the guys making these videos: BBQ Pit Boys
I watched the video so you don’t have to but you should watch it anyway because it is stupid amazing:
- this video is shot in the snow. They are BBQing in. the. snow.
- the chefs are a bunch of super scary looking biker type guys who — I’m not going to lie — if I saw them walking towards me on the same side of the street, I would inconspicuously cross the street. Or duck into a store. Or sit on a bus stop bench. Stop, drop and roll even..? Well you get the picture, I would be a bit scared.
- the recipe calls for using ‘your favorite beer can’. I was expecting him to pull out a can of Budweiser or Bud Light. The man used a can of Yuengling Lager. I didn’t even know Yuengling was sold in cans!
- at around 3:50 in the video, he pulls out his preferred bacon, pork belly bacon, then goes on to say: Some of our European friends are going to say ‘What the heck is that?’ This is American style pork belly bacon. Amazing.
- Around 5:40 in the video, he pulls out a machete to chop a block of cheese. A MACHETE. What!
Then as the video is closing, he cuts the cooked burger, wrapped in bacon with all the fillings and says in a cool, even tone: “Take that, vegematics and food police!” I couldn’t help but smile.
The recipe seems pretty simple but the burgers take about an hour to cook.
Here it is:
THE INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
STUFF ‘EM WITH WHAT YOU LIKE..! WE USED:
- Ground Chuck – 4-5 pounds 80/20
- Bacon – 2 pounds regular cut (Pork Belly)
- Canned Beer – 1 unopened
- Buns – 6
- Cheese – chunked/shredded (your favorite will do)
- Beef Hash
- Grilled Onions
- Bell Peppers – Red/Green
- Tomato – chopped
- Roast Beef
- Canned Chili
- BBQ Sauce
- Bring grill temperature up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit with coals offset for indirect cooking.
- Sauté mushrooms, onions, and peppers.
- Heat up beef hash, chopped tomato, bacon, roast beef, and canned chili. (Or your favorite toppings)
- Make hamburger balls, 8 to 12 ounces each. Make sure meat is cold.
- Press beer can into center of each meatball forming a pocket around the can.
- Wrap bacon around each one. Should take two pieces of bacon.
- Using a dishtowel, remove beer can from meatball carefully.
- Do this until all meatballs have been formed.
- Take stuffing/toppings and start placing inside meatball pockets. Use your favorite toppings.
- Chunk cheese and place 2-3 pieces inside desired meatballs or top with shredded cheese.
- Add a few dashes of hot sauce or bbq sauce.
- Place bacon burgers opposite hot coals for indirect cooking.
- Put lid on grill and cook for one hour. (Optional – turn and rotate after 30 minutes)
- After one hour check for desired doneness.
- Remove from grill.
- Place bacon burgers on buns.
- Top with favorite condiments.
- Serve with fries, chips, cole slaw, potato salad, or grilled vegetables.
- Sit back, relax, and enjoy!!