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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just some burgers....

I did some reverse sear burgers over the weekend of the 4th...
wrapped the burgers in bacon and smoked in my drum with some mesquite for about 45 minutes....













After smoking, I threw them on the grill to sear and finish cooking...



I like my bacon crispy. :)








I also like my buns toasted... I smoosh them down and grill the buns on both sides...















I loaded mine with cheese, spicy brown mustard, dill pickles, onions, fresh sliced tomatoes and lettuce.

Either I was really hungry .... or these were really tasty.... not sure which one but I loved it! :)






23 comments:

Big Dude said...

I'm thinking that may not qualify as "just a burger" - it sure looks delicious

Amy McPherson Sirk said...

They look delicious. Dangit! Now I'm hungry. Gotta go make some food.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Larry! For some reason these tasted extra good.. maybe because it was the 4th weekend. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Amy, I wish I had one right now! Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Those were "just some burgers" like those were "just some boots"!

Dave from MN

Ron said...

So, can we say that you are the burger queen of Oklahoma, since... you had it your way?

Oh, those look so good!

cowgirl said...

lol Dave...Thanks! It's good to see you. Hope your summer is going well. :)

cowgirl said...

Haha... Ron! I guess I did have it my way. Thanks Ron! :)

HeatBeads said...

These are hard to look at when we're at the office. Thanks for sharing!

Happy barbecuing from us in Australia!

cowgirl said...

Thanks HeatBeads! Nice to see you.
Hope they aren't working you too hard. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

pid said...

those look very good! toasted buns really make a difference, i like to melt the cheese to the burgers while they're finishing on the grill too.

pid

cowgirl said...

Hey pid, it's good to see ya. :)
Hope summer is treatin' you well!
Sounds like you and I would get along fine in the burger department. :)
Thanks!

Chris said...

I'll have to try that, never thought of reverse searing a burger.

cowgirl said...

I like em Chris.. also steaks. I should try pork chops. Maybe brine them first to keep them moist?

Hope the burgers work out well for ya! )

creaky old fart said...

Mesquite in the drum? How much do you use?
I tried it a time or two and the smoke flavor was so strong on the burgers we couldn't eat them. And to make a burger that *I* won't eat is a real accomplishment. A poor accomplishment, but still... I would rather have a burger than a steak.

cowgirl said...

lol Yes Creaky, mesquite in the drum. :)
I use mesquite with a lot of beef and venison smokes.. I love it. :)
It doesn't take much at all though.. a little bit goes a long way.
I get the mesquite in Texas, bring back small logs, let them age for close to a year, then make chips.
I use larger chunks in my horizontal wood burner but the drum and smokehouse only need a few chips.
Hope you give it a try again.. start with just a few chips and see how it goes. Good luck to you!

Kyle said...

Ok... I have decided to make a UDS... However, I can't find a drum anywhere! You are in NW OK... Any suggestions?

cowgirl said...

Great Kyle! I think you'll like using a UDS..
Hmmmm... have you tried craigslist? Are you close enough to OK city or that area to pick one up?

I'll do some checking around and let you know if I find one.

It needs to be food grade or something that doesn't have harmful gunk in it.
I'll do some thinking....

Kyle said...

I would appreciate it... I can go anywhere around the metro to get one. I am an OU student and will be heading back to the glory land soon. However, I have searched high and low around here (Enid area) and haven't found anything. The metro area has some but they want a lot more than I want to pay. I wouldn't mind paying $50 or so if it is a good quality, open top, food grade drum. It's crazy how I can see drums everywhere until I look for one. Anyway... Any help would be amazing. Thanks.

cowgirl said...

I have a few smoking friends in central Oklahoma, I'll see if they can help.

That's funny Kyle, I'm wearing an OU shirt right now... lol It was a gift from a friend. :)

cowgirl said...

Kyle, here are a couple sources you might try...

Container Supply Inc.
http://www.csiokc.com/c/Steel_Drums/Steel_Drums.html

and Zorin Material.com

http://www.zorinmaterial.com/products/products_detail.cfm?product=77

These were suggested by a couple of helpful smoking friends that live in the area. I'm not sure what the drums would cost..you might give those places a call though.

Let me know if you get one built!

Good luck!

Kyle said...

I will give them a shout! Thanks a ton. I will be heading down to the metro Monday anyway so hopefully I will have a drum when I when I come back! Thanks again.

cowgirl said...

That's great Kyle, Hope you find one! Let me know how it goes. :)