Thursday, March 17, 2011

BBQ Pit Boys Big Cheeseburger / CB 500X

This cook on my CB500 X was inspired by the BBQ Pit Boys who have about 200 grilling videos on You Tube. These cooks do most of their cooking on the classic Weber Performer. Do go over there sometime and punch up BBQ Pit Boys for some great information, recipes, and cooks. This is my version of their big super cheeseburger.

The ingredients used in this big burger are about 3-1/2 pounds of 70/30 burger, cheddar cheese, onion, green bell pepper, bbq sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, jalapeno peppers, rub, and some real thick bacon.

I formed the burger just a little thicker than it came in the package and then poured on the bbq sauce, and also added some cheese, onions and bell peppers.

Next came the mushrooms, pepperoni, and jalapeno peppers.

I finished it off with some half slices of some real thick bacon. It is now ready for the grill.

I figured I would need about two hours at about 350 degrees to do this cook so I loaded up my big Weber chimney with 65 Stubb’s brickettes. Fired it up and ashed them over completely and poured them into the right side of the CB500 which is setup for an indirect cook. Opened the service door about an inch and brought the cooker up to cooking temp.

First mistake...pan was about 1/2” too long for the cooker. I had planned to use the direct side of the cooker as well so I couldn’t just turn the pan sideways. Took it back into the house and formed up a pan out of tinfoil and placed the meat back on the cooker.

For my potato wedges, I made up another tinfoil pan but somewhat shorter for my potatoes. I cheated and nuked the potatoes to about half done. Cut them into wedges and then drowned them in some real butter, sprinkled on some garlic salt, and cracked on some of that good Telecherry black pepper. I poured the balance of the butter over the wedges and placed them on the cooker.

I cooked the potatoes direct about 30 minutes to where I wanted them and took them off the cooker and placed them on some paper towels.

The big burger came off next and it sure looked good.

Next, I grilled up a couple of big buns. I then cut the big burger into 4 equal pieces.

Loaded the big burger on the grilled bun and then added some lettuce, more onion, and a slice of tomato.

This big cheeseburger worked out to just a little under a pound per sandwich. thats a burger!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Cooks Char-Broil 500X

I have done a couple of more cooks in the CB 500X and have got some good results.

This first one is pork steaks and I had five of them and used a hot and spicy rub on three of them and Mommy wanted hers with just salt and pepper so I fixed her up as well.

I set the cooker up for indirect and placed my three steaks on the left side on the bottom and then added a cooling rack and placed the wifes two steaks right on top of the rack.

Wife didn’t want hers sauced so this worked out well and her two steaks got done first. I then slopped on some sauce and finished up my three steaks.

Added a little fruit, some salad stuff, and some string beans and had a great low carb meal of about 6-7 total carbs.

I had a slab of loin back ribs and since they wouldn’t fit on the cooker without either rolling them up or cutting them up......I decided to cut them into two pieces.

The cooker was again setup for an indirect cook with a drip pan and I used a Weber rib rack to hold the ribs. As you can probably see, I have room for about two slabs of loin or baby back ribs.

I smoked the ribs for about two hours and then wrapped them in foil for the braising period. They had to come out of the rib rack to braise. Let them braise two more hours and sauced them and they came out perfect.

Sure love ribs!