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cowgirl 11-30-2009 02:39 PM

Underground Pig (picture heavy)
I'm trying to keep the pics to a minimum, not sure if I did though. Sorry!! This is a pig I cooked this weekend during deer camp. (for a party saturday)

Had a friend dig the pit with a backhoe earlier in the week. Had company Tuesday and Wednesday, Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, then cleaned the pig Friday and started burning wood that night....

Dehaired the pig with a blow torch...

Scraped and washed pig...

Then put the pig on ice til needed.

Started burning wood....

The burning of the wood is a party in itself. :)

Seasoned the pig with dry rub, injected with beef broth/cayenne/onion/garlic... filled the inside with apples, onions, whole garlic heads and jalapenos....

wrapped pig in a layer of foil, then burlap, then chicken wire to keep it together...
Used baling wire handles for easy lifting.

Wet the burlap....

Placed a rack over the hot coals in the pit...
Then a sheet of burnt tin. (saved tin from the last three underground cooked pigs)

Covered the hole and buried it...

Let the pig cook overnight....

The pig was moist and tender...

I sprinkled some of the pig with dry rub and served sauces on the side...

Thanks for checking out my underground pig!

deguerre 11-30-2009 02:43 PM

LewwwwwwwwOwwww! Okie style.:wink:
Dayum Cowgirl!

chambersuac 11-30-2009 02:46 PM

Dang, Jeanie, is there ANYTHING you can't do? Simply amazing!

MikeR 11-30-2009 02:48 PM

Holy chit- some good stuff going on there.

ytsejam 11-30-2009 02:49 PM

wow, you never cease to amaze me :icon_blush:

BobBrisket 11-30-2009 02:50 PM

That brings back some great memories!! Course it also brings back some of the ones where "I had to dig the hole" too! A backhoe makes for quick work of digging and gutting too! That is simply fantastic. I'd so hit that! YOU ROCK, Jeanie:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

Smokey Al Gold 11-30-2009 02:50 PM

OMG! That is simply awesome you did an incredible job!

NorthwestBBQ 11-30-2009 02:52 PM

Great looking pig, Jeanie! :-D

Paul B 11-30-2009 02:55 PM

Can't get any fresher than that!!!

Paul B

cowgirl 11-30-2009 02:57 PM

Here are some of the sides...

some spicy shrimp and bacon wrapped corn...

smoked tatoes and garlic bread...

some meatballs in creamy gravy....

and a pot of cowboy pintos...

and slaw...

It was fun, There were 7 of us burning the wood and getting things ready Friday night, then about 40 for the party Saturday.

Neil 11-30-2009 02:57 PM

All in favor of a Brethren Bash at Jeanie's house say Aye! Aye! Aye!:biggrin:

cowgirl 11-30-2009 02:58 PM

Thanks everybody! It was fun!

Bob, I know what you mean! :lol: Last pig was over 200lbs and I had to dig by hand! lol Never again! :biggrin:

Balony 11-30-2009 02:59 PM

How does the coals stay lit when it is covered with dirt? Do you put pipe or something in for and exhaust stack? Sorry for being such a newb :)

roxikitties7 11-30-2009 02:59 PM

Way to go !!!! Saw this live one time in Hawaii... but yours beats theres by far!!!!!!


cowgirl 11-30-2009 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Neil (Post 1099026)
All in favor of a Brethren Bash at Jeanie's house say Aye! Aye! Aye!:biggrin:

lol I'll have to rest up first. :lol: I'm still tired from deer camp! :biggrin:

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