We’re wrapping up June and headed into July, which means if you haven’t been grilling already, you’re soon to be! Steaks, burgers and chicken have seen our grill so far, how about yours?
While steaks, burgers and chicken are pretty standard as far as meats that end up on grills, I’ve got some bigger plans for the near future, thanks to Stubb’s! Because, just like everything else in the world, there are TRENDS in barbecue, too!
Stubb used to say “it all starts with a great rub,” and in 2016 that includes not only steaks, brisket and ribs, but also burgers! And, as always, my favorite thing about Stubb’s is that it gets its bold flavors from real ingredients, with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. It contains no high fructose corn syrup, which is the No. 1 ingredient in most national BBQ sauce brands!
Today, Stubb’s BBQ expert and grandson Rocky Stubblefield is sharing a great tip to help us jump on a new BBQ trend: the “Boosted Burger” trend!
Rocky’s tip: Create over–the-top burgers by coating each patty with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Rub, then sprinkle with a little smoked sea salt to really enhance that smoky barbecue taste. Let the patties sit for a while before cooking – you can actually see the flavor seeping into the meat! Before you throw them on the grill, make a thumbprint in the middle of the patty to get a flat, evenly cooked burger instead of a plump, rounded one that is undercooked in the middle.
Try out your luck with this recipe for a Stuffed Pork Burger:
2 lbs. of ground pork (ground pork roast, 85% lean)
¼ cup chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons Stubb’s Pork Rub
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 cup sliced onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
Toasted buns and guacamole (store bought or homemade) for serving
Spicy Aioli Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 cup Stubb’s Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce
½ cup Mayonnaise
Prepare grill for direct cooking.
In a large bowl, mix chopped cilantro into ground pork. Make 4 hamburger patties. Place patty in the palm of your hand and make a bowl shape. Place a handful of crumbled feta cheese (1 oz. per patty) in the center of the bowl. Close the patty around the cheese, and then flatten it into a patty shape. Patty should be slightly larger than the circumference of the bun.
Season both sides of patties liberally with Stubb’s Pork Rub.
Prior to grilling hamburgers, make Spicy Aioli Sauce and prepare red bell peppers and onions. To make the spicy aioli sauce: in a small bowl mix together mayonnaise and Stubb’s Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce, cover and refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the burgers. For the red bell peppers and onions, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and red bell peppers and sauté until tender.
Grill hamburgers 4-6 minutes per side.
On toasted buns, smear spicy aioli sauce on the both top and bottom of the bun, layer burger, a spoonful of guacamole and sautéed veggies. Enjoy!
Now that’s what I call taking a burger to the next level! My grill hasn’t seen ANYTHING like this! But it’s gonna!
SO, in order to help YOU make the most of this grilling season, Stubb’s has a GIVEAWAY going on!
Branded grilling spatula, Stubb’s T-shirt, Stubb’s Apron, Stubb’s hat and (10) coupons for free products (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $100)
Check it out!
With the 4th of July fast-approaching, think of how awesome you’ll be, trending with all your new grill gear and products!
More trends and recipes are available at www.stubbs.com or on Facebook at stubbsbbqsauce
Will YOU try out the Boosted Burger trend this grilling season?
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