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beercuer
05-18-2013, 03:12 AM
This story begins with my quest to submit "The True Hamburger,"-- ham as in pork, that is. Now it's first things first. As soon as I spied this pork butt for only 99 cents/lb., I knew I had to incorporate it.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_pkg_zpsd998180e.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_pkg_zpsd998180e.jpg.html)

First I slathered with a horseradish/dijon mayo. Then came the Chef Merito carne asada seasoning and lots of coarse pepper for rub.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_rubbed_zps6102a2b1.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_rubbed_zps6102a2b1.jpg.html)

Out to the pit to lightly smoke with a hickory/mesquite combo of all things. First several hours I averaged about a 260 degree temp.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_start_zpsb103df5e.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_start_zpsb103df5e.jpg.html)

Temp at 140 degrees:

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_cooking_zps87c2d2bd.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_cooking_zps87c2d2bd.jpg.html)

Just before foiling at about 165. (Sky was getting dark outside):

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_beforefoil_zps3e40fb53.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_beforefoil_zps3e40fb53.jpg.html)

After foiling and cool down. Took it to 195, and it was oh so soft and tender.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_afterfoil_zpsff4f623e.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_afterfoil_zpsff4f623e.jpg.html)

Pulled nice and easy:

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/butt_pulled-1_zps72c1fe31.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/butt_pulled-1_zps72c1fe31.jpg.html)

Okay, now I could make some of my pulled pork chili with homemade red beans. Simmered it in a HOT enchilada sauce, and thickened with masa.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/porkburger_chili_zpsed40910a.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/porkburger_chili_zpsed40910a.jpg.html)

To keep along with this true burger plan, I fashioned some ground pork into patties and marinated them in light olive oil, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire, and coarse S&P. Then out to the pit. I let these smoke with mesquite on the indirect.

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/Porkburger_start_zps43b608fc.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/Porkburger_start_zps43b608fc.jpg.html)

http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/porkburger_grilled_zpsa11147f0.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/porkburger_grilled_zpsa11147f0.jpg.html)

And here we have it, served open-faced on toasted whole wheat buns, with cheddar chunks and onions, and chili cheese fries. Yessir, I made a true pig of myself with a true pigburger.


http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/beercuer/Porkburger_plated_zpse324083b.jpg (http://s918.photobucket.com/user/beercuer/media/Porkburger_plated_zpse324083b.jpg.html)

Titch
05-18-2013, 03:24 AM
That's an epic hamburger, nice cook up mate:thumb:

beercuer
05-18-2013, 03:37 AM
A million thank you's, Titch! I entered it in the TD.

cameraman
05-18-2013, 04:54 AM
that looks lip smak'n good right there

K-Train
05-18-2013, 07:10 AM
That's pharking awesome

PatAttack
05-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Whoa!!

Nice!

Johnny_Crunch
05-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Nice pr0n!

CharredApron
05-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Well done! Love the chili.

JohnHB
05-18-2013, 07:49 AM
great burgers. Only thing missing for an Aussie burger is the beetroot, bacon & egg!!!
John

bluetang
05-18-2013, 09:37 AM
Good gracious granny! That looks fabulouso:clap:

BBQ Bacon
05-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Nice. That looks fantastic.

code3rrt
05-18-2013, 09:47 AM
WOW, great looking "ham"burger right there, and great photography! beautiful.

KC

Notorious P.I.G.
05-18-2013, 09:51 AM
That all looks mouthwatering!!!

SmokingJo
05-18-2013, 09:58 AM
B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!

fingerlickin'
05-18-2013, 09:59 AM
Nice burger! :thumb:

Smoothsmoke
05-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Looks GOOOOOOD!!!

firefighter4634
05-18-2013, 10:29 AM
Nice job!

criffaaa1
05-18-2013, 12:13 PM
man I'd hit that, great looking burger.

Gore
05-18-2013, 12:15 PM
I'd love to see an untrue burger! :hungry:

beercuer
05-18-2013, 12:34 PM
Thanks again most kindly everyone!

I'd love to see an untrue burger! :hungry:

Well, if anyone could create an untrue burger, you could, Gore. :biggrin1:

Moose
05-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Awesome, and a very creative take on the burger!

fantomlord
05-18-2013, 12:40 PM
great burgers. Only thing missing for an Aussie burger is the beetroot, bacon & egg!!!
John

your burger looks pretty tasty as is...but ^that sounds awfully good to me too. I love me some beetroot!:thumb:

Grabnabber
05-18-2013, 02:28 PM
I love enchilada sauce. :mrgreen:

How do you do yours?

BTW that all looks great!

Sunra
05-18-2013, 02:53 PM
Awesome burger! I could use one now......

caseydog
05-18-2013, 03:15 PM
Oooohhh, I see what you did there. "Ham" burger. Aren't you the clever one. :becky:

CD

caseydog
05-18-2013, 03:16 PM
I'd love to see an untrue burger! :hungry:

The dog got it and Gore didn't. I bet he feels pretty stupid. :caked:

CD

landarc
05-18-2013, 03:24 PM
Nicely crafted cook and sandwich there