That wasn’t a typo. It’s not beer can chicken.
It’s a beer can burger. Really, it’s a Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger
Form and Technique Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger
Basically, you’re forming a burger patty and shoving a can of beer in the center, and wrapping the sides around the bottom of the can to form a well.
It’s actually fun, and what you stuff it with is only limited by your imagination. After you wrap the meat around the beer can, remove the can and fill it with whatever the hell you want to.
For this one, I decided to stuff it with jalapeno popper goodies, chopped jalapeños, cream cheese, etc,
I didn’t use bacon because my experience with using it as a stuffing hasn’t exactly been fantastic – it became kind of limp and weird.
I still achieved the taste I was looking for, however, with black forest ham, jalapeños, cream cheese and white sharp cheddar.
I probably should have actually wrapped them in bacon, but I didn’t think about it until these were made. Soooo, I’ll definitely be doing that next time to see how that works out. I’m sure it will be fantastic.
After you fill your little “well”, you make another burger and carefully place it on top, sealing the edges.
Grill or Pan Fry?
Then grill or pan fry. Or even smoke it, which I have done and it’s so damn good.
If you pan fry, make sure to cover it after you flip it so the center gets done. What I mean by “done” is heating and melting of the cheese and center area of the beef.
I discovered a stuffed burger using a beer can from Kelly at Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen. She’s a fellow food blogger that makes some pretty amazing food. Check her out.
This burger is exceptional.
I’ve made so many burgers, I know, but this one truly is special. It also gets a lot of attention.
The filling in this burger held together very well. I was a little worried about it, mainly because of the cream cheese, but it really did fantastic.
I also made this amazing buttermilk cilantro lime sauce, and although you don’t need it for this particular burger, it’s so damn good I make it every time.
I love adding arugula, red onions, fresh tomatoes to my burgers, and sometimes I have to reign myself in when it comes to overdoing the condiments.
If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist throwing on just one more, but I decided to taste it as it was, and the burger itself (with the cilantro sauce) really was enough.
I think if I added anything else it would have definitely taken away from the taste of the burger.
Here’s my brother’s version topped with spicy mustard…
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