SinS Beer Can Burgers

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Makes 5 or 6 Burgers (that’s up to you)

What you’ll need….

 

3 pounds ground chuck 80/20 (I’m just keepin’ it simple)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

About a Tbsp. of each, pink himalayan salt & fresh ground black pepper

3 Tbsp. Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Cattle Call seasoning

1 Tbsp. Swimmin’ in Smoke’s Boo Yah Beef seasoning

10 slices bacon

1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese (do the best you can)

1 cup pepper jack cheese (1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes)

½ stick of salted butter

½ onion, diced

½ green bell pepper, diced

8 to 10 mushrooms, diced

½ cup roasted diced green chili’s

½ cup fresh chopped cilantro

 

In a large bowl, Mix the Cattle Call, Worcestershire sauce and the meat with your hands. Try not to overwork it. Then form it into five or six balls. Press a full can of beer into the center of each ball, forming the meat into a cup of even thickness around the bottom and up the sides. (you want a full unopened beer, so have an opened one at the reach. Because it’s real hard not to open that one and drink it… then beer goes everywhere! What a mess)

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Wrap the sides, at the bottom, with two slices of bacon. (Secure with toothpicks if you want.) Sprinkle the outside with the salt & pepper.

Now, melt the butter in a saute pan add the Tbsp of Boo Yah Beef and cook the onions, bell peppers and mushrooms until softened, 6 minutes or so. Turn off heat and add the green chili’s and the Cilantro. Stir for a minute or so.

Add the chunks of Pepper Jack cheese in the bottom of each burger, then evenly distribute vegetables. Top with the shredded cheese.

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Prepare the grill! There are several ways to grill these burgers. I like putting them over the open flame, turning and moving them around to fully cook the bacon. (I put them on a rack, much easier to move around without breaking apart) Then moving them up to the up rack and close the lid for 30 minutes or so. (we like ours medium rare to medium)

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You can also do low & slow grilling. That is indirect heat and smoke chips. Put the burgers on the grill (not over direct heat) and close the lid. After an hour, check for doneness: the bacon should be fully cooked and the cheese melted on top. It may take up to 1 to 1-1/2 hours for this method.

You can also smoke these in your smoker! I set it to 225 degrees and check them often after the first hour or so. Pull and eat when done to desired doneness.

Your kids will love you for this! It’s a meal by itself!

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(It is recommended to fully cook ground beef to at least 165 degrees, not by me, but by the FDA)

SinS Seasoned Flank Steak

SinS grilled flank steak

SinS Seasoned Flank Steak

Directions

1  In small bowl, combine all wet and dry seasonings and mix well, forming a coarse paste. Spread paste evenly over both sides of each flank steak. Wrap each flank steak individually with Cling Wrap and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.

2  For charcoal, build a charcoal fire for direct grilling.

3  Before placing on the grill, allow steaks to sit about 30 minutes at room temperature before grilling. Grill steaks directly over coals, or for gas grills on high heat approximately 450-500 F, for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Internal temp of steak should reach 130-140 degrees F for rare to medium rare.

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4  Place steak on cutting board, loosely cover with aluminum foil and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
For optimum tenderness, cut flank steaks across the grain and on a bias* into 1/4-inch slices and serve.

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* Bias – Hold a cleaver or chef’s knife at a 45-degree angle to the meat and slice it.
Ingredients
2 flank steaks (approximately 2 pounds each)
2 tablespoons Swimmin’ in Smoke® Cattle Call Seasoning
2 tablespoons Swimmin’ in Smoke® Boo Yah Beef Seasoning (for a little heat use Hot Boo Yah Beef)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

 

Degree of Doneness for BEEF

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Cooking times and temperatures vary with the method of preparation used, the size and shape of the Beef cut and the desired degree of doneness.

To ensure food safety in cooking hamburgers, a temperature of 160° F is recommended, or until the middle is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Very Rare

125–130 °F

Rare

130-135 °F

Medium Rare

135–140 °F

Medium

140–150 °F

Well

150–160 °F

Very Well Done

160+ °

Test roasts for doneness using a meat thermometer placed so the tip is in the center of the roast, not touching bone or resting in fat. Remove the meat from the oven when the thermometer registers 5-10° F lower than the desired doneness, as the temperature will rise after it comes out of the oven. A quick-read thermometer can also be used in roasts and is often used in testing steaks for doneness.