Big Bad Belly Bombs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by chilerelleno, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I had a hankering, an urge for bacon cheeseburgers, and that itch demanded scratching!
    Went to the store and picked up all the fixings, got home and my plan for the traditional burger took a left turn.
    I was holding a cold can of Mt. Dew and it struck me, I must construct some Beer Can... Errr... Dew Can Burgers.

    Now me being who I am I decided that these were going to be some seriously big bad belly bombs, with some big heat to them.
    I had just the ingredient to make any chilehead happy, some freshly pickled Jamaican Scotch Bonnet chiles.
    Threw in a freshly roasted Poblano chile and plenty of Cayenne pepper for some added flavor.

    Big Bad Belly Bombs

    Two 1lb hunks of ground Chuck 80:20 (mine were 1-1/4lb)
    1/2C minced JSB chiles, red onion, bell pepper, and garlic
    1lb Bacon, precooked for stuffing and raw for wrapping
    4T Bacon grease
    1 Roasted and skinned Pablano chile
    1 Sliced Tomato
    1C Three Cheese blend
    Salt and Cayenne pepper to taste

    Setup smoker for 275°-300° with whatever wood ya like, I used Hickory

    Take one hunk of Chuck and form a big'ol round patty about 1" thick
    Insert Dew can and form a pocket, push the chuck high up against the can about half way
    Spice with salt and cayenne, fill with 1/4C minced veggies, add 2T bacon grease
    Break precooked bacon into 1" pieces and place around the filling like a fence
    Wrap raw bacon around the burger and toothpick in place

    Smoke on a tight weave rack, e.g. jerky rack for about 1.5hrs
    Pull and top with cheese and whatever else sounds good
    I did one with just cheese and the other with a thick tomato slice, strips of Pablano chile and cheese
    Crank up the heat (300°+) and finish for another 45-60 minutes
    Let cool and they can be sliced for presentation
    Slices can be put on a bun for traditional burgers, or just plate and chow down







    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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  2. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Those are must have a BIG mouth Chili :D
  3. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LMAO, Thanks, and I've definitely been told that before... The big mouth that is.
    Sliced on a bun they were easy to eat and pretty danged tasty too.
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look fantastic. Knife and fork meal. Lol
  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look REAL good, Chile. But as I was admiring them, my stomach reached up and got a good grip on my throat--wasn't even gonna let me think about eating those Scotch Bonnets. LOL
  6. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, yep these could warrant some serious weaponry.
    Appreciate that Gary.
    Don't let them JSBs scare ya, these are actually kind'a on the mild side for JSBs.
    But man are they nice and fruity, huge citrus taste.
    And remember, chiles with higher levels of capsaicin actually lower cholesterol.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks incredible Chile! I gotta find me a source for some peppers. Habanero is about as exotic as the grocers get around here. Perhaps the Mexican market.

  8. griz400

    griz400 Master of the Pit

    very nice and what time is lunch ??? points to you and coach Sabin may need a few of them bombs right now ....
  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CR, Those are some fine looking burgers!
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look fantastic!
    Nicely done!
    Congrats on getting a ride on the carousel!
  11. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bombs away,great looking burgers and I’m sure they were great with a cold dew!
  12. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great very cool idea. How about you do this again and I'll bring the beer.

  13. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look awesome.
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Chile!

  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---Them Thar Look Great, Chile!!!:)

    Mighty Tasty!!--Like.

  16. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is some beautiful smoked bombs. Love that idea and now am going to have to try them...... Point!!
  17. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like a perfectly balanced burger!
  18. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome stuff! “Burger Bowl of Death”.
  19. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Oh, I don’t know, Chili! I grew some bonnets once and there’s a fine line between Tasty and OMG!
    Love those burgers, though...

  20. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Congrats on the carousel Chile! I almost mentioned that it was carousel material in my earlier post...
    I'm with Adam and smokey on the bonnets.My parents grew about 30 plants years ago for making natural insect deterrent when they owned a nursery.I plucked a pepper off one plant and nipped a tiny little piece off and it wasn't bad.I plucked another off same plant,did same little nip and started hyperventilating!


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