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TentHunter
01-18-2011, 07:36 AM
How about some big Texas sized BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers? These are a family favorite. They're made like a meat loaf, smoked then cut up into big burgers and served on Texas toast. This particular flavor combo of ingredients works really well with ground Beef or Turkey :).

Spread the ground meat (1/2 lb per burger) out into about a 1" thick loaf on a cookie sheet(s). Season the meat how you like and/or sprinkle on some rub.

Spread on some BBQ sauce (we used homemade sauce), add a layer of Muenster or Monty Jack cheese, thin sliced onion strips, roasted red pepper, thick cut bacon strips (cut in half) and sprinkle on some parsley flakes or a little more rub.
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This cook was a perfect chance to try out my new Hasty-Bake Small Grill Extender (http://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/accessories/hasty-bake-small-grill-extender.html). A Hickory Pellet pouch was put in place, then we loaded up the grill with some Armadillo Egg Poppers made from red bell peppers & jalapenos. The Grill Extender & Burger loaves were added. The grill extender worked perfectly - worth every penny!
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Hot smoke them at 325-350 for about an hour or until the burgers are medium well to well done (155-165) and the bacon is starting to crisp. Don't overcook; they'll dry out!


Cut the meat loaf into big burgers and serve 'em up on some Texas Toast along with your favorite sides.
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Thanks for sneaking a peek! :)

Big Poppa
01-18-2011, 08:16 AM
This a great repost from thge contest. I am cooking this one...Then I started thinking of variations...Italian sausages peppers onions and provolone....taco meat salsa onions and mexican cheese....Im still thinking!

Rip
01-18-2011, 10:16 AM
Amen to the variations!...stuff like this makes me wake up thinking Q. My wife saw these in the contest and said, "we have to try this", I already had them on the list....Great job Tent!

Bear
01-18-2011, 10:27 AM
That looks REALLY good!

Deb
01-18-2011, 02:33 PM
Last night I made my husband look at all the entries with me. He had two comments -- why don't we have any of those coozies (Rips entry ) and BBQ Bacon Cheese Loaf Burgers - you need to do some of those.

Rip
01-18-2011, 02:48 PM
why don't we have any of those coozies

It's because you never finish third ;)

jafrey711
01-18-2011, 05:09 PM
I so want that.