Social media has influenced how we look at food for years now. Usually, in the most popular food pictures, bigger is better. We wanted to see how large we could make a burger without it toppling over or becoming too-big-to-eat. Then again, is anything ever too big to eat? Having a flavorful, great-quality burger along with MORE meat from the Texas-Style Smoked Brisket you made during the weekend makes the most indulgent, massive burger you have ever seen. Yes, this recipe is a rich, three-meat burger, including bacon. I also top with pickled jalapenos for acidity and heat, crispy fried onion strings for crunch, and BBQ sauce because why not? A grilled, buttery brioche bun holds it all together in your hand. This burger is seriously spicy, smoky, and delicious.
- 2 lbs. ground chuck (80/20), best quality you can find
- 1 large clove garlic, minced finely
- 1 tbsp salt
- ¾ tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 4 slices pepper jack cheese, for topping
- 1 lb. bacon, cooked until crispy, for topping
- Handful of jarred, pickled jalapenos
- 2 lbs. leftover Texas Style Smoked Brisket, for topping
- 4 brioche buns, halved
- 1 cup crispy fried onion strings, for topping (¼ cup for each burger)
- 2/3 cup BBQ sauce, for topping
- Begin by assembling the burgers. In a large bowl, add your ground beef, finely minced garlic clove, salt and pepper. Lightly combine with a fork or a gentile hand. Form into equal, ½-pound patties, indenting the middle slightly for a flat burger. Set patties aside.
- Heat up your grill to medium heat. While it is preheating, prep your toppings. Slice your cheese and cook off your bacon.
- Add the burgers to the grill and cook about 5-6 minutes per side or until medium-well. Once you flip the first time, add your cheese and bacon. After 3 minutes, add your jalapenos, and ¼ cup of smoked brisket onto each burger. Close the lid on the grill for at least 2 minutes so toppings can heat through.
- Lay your buns on the residual heat from the grill to toast. Remove and lay your stacked burger onto the bottom bun. Top with crispy fried onion strings, and BBQ sauce on the top bun. Be extra careful in assembling as you want the burger to be as tall as you can make it. Take high-resolution photos of your stacked burger for social media. Serve immediately.
- Category: Main
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Grilled Burgers, Brisket Burger, Bacon Burger, Stacked Burger, BBQ Burger