The method of making this smoked pork stuffed burgers is simple. No complicated steps are required, and no rare ingredients are needed. You could make it just in your home and just by yourself. This could be made by following simple steps. We always have burgers but pork stuffed burgers are on another level.
Preparation for the Smoked Pork Stuffed Burgers
The meat does not need to be all perfectly round. I prefer weighing the meat to have perfect weight distribution for all my meat.
Making holes to the pork usually seems a little difficult with all the breaking on the sides. A can always does the trick.
Smoking needs to be done within 30-40 minutes or else you will risk burning the dish.
Well smoked pork stuffed burgers go well with melted cheese.
- 2-3 lbs ground chuck (80/20 or 85/15)
- 12 oz beverage in a can
- Pulled pork, leftover*
- Sharp cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
- Thin Sliced Bacon
- rub (available in food stores)
- Texas style rubs (available in food stores)
- Barbecue sauce (available in food stores)
- Season Ground Meat
Place ground chuck (80/20 or 85/15) into mixing bowl.Add ¼ cup of Texas-style rub into the bowl.Combine but don’t overwork the meat.
- Form Meat into Balls
Use a scale if you have one or just estimate to divide meat into 8 oz (½ lb) balls.Form the balls with your hands but they don’t have to be perfectly round balls.
- Make the Pocket
Use a cleaned, unopened 12 oz beverage (beer, cola, etc.) or you can use your fist.Press them into the center of the ball of meat to form the pocket.The meat will break a little around the edges. Use your hands to form the meat around the can.
4.Wrap in Bacon
Wrap a thin slice of bacon around the meat.Hold the meat with one hand to maintain its shape while you remove the can gently.
- Stuff with Pulled Pork and Cheese
Add a teaspoon of rub into the pocket for great flavor.
Stuff with pulled pork.Add more of my original rub to the top of the pulled pork..Sprinkle grated cheese on top.I used sharp cheddar but you can use a different kind if you prefer.
- Smoke time
Setup your smoker for cooking with indirect heat at 225-240°F.Fill your water pan up with hot water, if you have one. I suggest using mesquite for these in order to get a good smoked flavor in a relatively short period of time. It doesn’t matter if you want to use your own favorite smoking wood.Place the burgers on the grate and allow them to cook for about 1.5 hours or until the burger reaches 160°F.About 25-30 minutes before you put them out, brush some sauce if desired.
- Well cooked
When the burgers are finished cooking, remove them from the smoker grill and serve immediately.
You can eat it with condiments, tomato, onions, lettuce, etc for one of the hamburgers you’ve ever eaten.