I love to experiment and try different things and I was at the store recently and saw some cake molds and instantly thought about stuffing them with ground chuck. With this in mind, I headed to the butchers and they had ground brisket… My head exploded and I let my creative juices flow. This is how The Boss Burger came to existence. Now let’s get into the recipe!
The Boss Burger
- 4 lbs Ground brisket
- 3 Whole Jalapeños seeded and diced
- 1 medium Whole yellow onion diced
- 2 cups Shredded pepper jack cheese
- 6 slices White American cheddar cheese
- 2 lbs beef bacon (pork bacon is a great option too)
- 2-3 tbsp of your favorite beef seasoning
- ¼ cup of your favorite bbq sauce
- 1 loaf Sourdough bread
- Start off by prepping all of your ingredients. Now get yourself some 6” cake molds and place them to the side.
- Get a skillet over medium heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onions and jalapeños and cook for 5-6 mins. Place them in a bowl to the side.
- Now spray the cake molds with cooking spray (this keeps the beef and bacon from sticking) and lay down bacon from the center out, a half inside and half hanging over the edge. Add a layer of your favorite bbq seasoning and then add the ground brisket, about 1/2” thick. Now add the onions, jalapeños and pepper jack cheese, top with another layer of ground brisket, about 1/2” thick. Season the top with your favorite bbq seasoning and then wrap with the bacon. Repeat the process to the other two cake molds. I had three molds and it took up the whole 4 pounds of ground brisket.
- Place them on a wire cooking rack and then flip them. Lift up on the cake mold, gently, and it should slide right out.
- Have your smoker ready to roll at 275 degrees with some hickory smoke. Place the Boss Burgers on the smoker and let them go for about 30-45 mins and flip them. Before flipping, glaze with your favorite BBQ sauce. You want to flip them for an even cook.
- When your Boss Burger reaches 160 degrees internally then you can sauce the top and add some cheese on top. Close the lid and let the cheese melt. About 4 mins or so.
- At this time put mayo on your bread and toast it on the grill.
- Remove the Boss Burger at 165 internal and let rest on the rack for about 6 mins.
- Now assemble your burger. Add bbq sauce to both top and bottom buns and then the Boss Burger. I kept mine like this but feel free to explore other ways and have fun with it!
- Plate the burgers and serve. Warning, 1 can feed about 3 people!
- Enjoying Friends and Family!
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