Smoky Bacon Chili Cheese Burger

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Jun. 15, 2014

I decided to finally post a burger recipe on my channel, so I went with a Chili Cheese Burger, that also has bacon, but in this case, not just regular bacon! Pig Candy is what I used, and it added such a great flavor with all the other flavors that was going on with this burger. As I ate the burger, I could taste all the ingredients as should be. No one ingredient over powered the next! It was a fantastic burger! The chili I used in this video is a chili that I developed way back in the early 1990's. I use to sell chili dogs, as well as other items at work. It was a nice second income for me. When I first started selling the chili dogs, I knew they were a big hit with everyone. I sold out daily, and if I could have managed to bring more in, I certainly could have sold them all. I was asked from many people to share my recipe, and I never would give it away, but that was then, and this is now, so I'm sharing this great chili dog recipe with the world, and show you step by step how to make it. It's even better if made a day in advance, and it freezes very well too! I would put my dogs together the night before work and place them in the fridge wrapped tight in deli wrap and foil wraps. The next morning I would place them in my ovens at work and re-heat them in their wrapped state, and this steamed the buns as they heated, and I would recommend that if you use this chili for chili dogs, then do them this way for some awesome dogs!


For pig candy
Applewood bacon 12
Molasses 4 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 4 Tablespoon
For chili
Onion 1 , finely chopped
Olive oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
Beer 12 Fluid Ounce ((Mexican Variety))
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
90% ground beef 2 Pound
Canned unsalted diced tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce ((1 Can))
Tomato sauce 1 Can (10 oz)
Chili powder 1 Tablespoon ((Mexine brand))
Cumin 1 Tablespoon
Red pepper flakes 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon ((Nestle))
Sage 1 Dash
Bay leaf 1
Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Pickled jalapeno 2 , diced
Horseradish 1/4 Teaspoon
Cornstarch 1 1/2 Tablespoon , dissolved in 1/4 cup water
Onion 1
Jalapeno 1 , sliced in half
For patties
Ground beef 1 1/2 Pound
Salt & pepper To Taste
Cheese slices 6
For other ingredients
Onion 1 , cut in half
Jalapeno 1 , sliced into half
Kaiser rolls 6
Butter 2 Tablespoon



1. Prepare the grill for cooking the chili.



For Pig Candy

2. Rub molasses over bacon and then sprinkle some brown sugar over the top. Cook the bacon on a skillet until crusted to make the pig candy.

3. Crisp up the pig candy over the grill, flipping and cooking on both sides.

For Chili

4. In a skillet, heat some olive oil, saute chopped onion. Cook for about 3 minutes. Throw in garlic and let it cook for another minute. Pour mexican beer and water in the skillet and then drop in ground beef into the skillet. Mix it very well until everything is well blended.

5. Drop in 1 cup more water and then add canned diced tomatoes and chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, cocoa. Mix it all in and let it simmer. Add paprika, sage, oregano and bay leaf. Stir it all in and let the chili simmer for an hour.

6. Drop in some hickory to the grill. Add pickled jalapenos and horseradish, transfer the skillet to the grill and let it cook for about 30 minutes. Pour cornstarch mix into the skillet and let it simmer for a little bit more to thicken the chili under the lid. Take it off and keep it aside.

For patties and vegetables

7. Mix salt and pepper in ground beef and form patties.

8. Place them on the grill and cook on both sides. Place some cheese slice on the patties, close the dome lid and cook it until the cheese melts.

9. Also grill some jalapenos and onions over the grill along with the patties. Slice the jalapenos and onions.



10. Butter the kaiser rolls and toast them on the grill.

11. Place everything kaiser rolls on a plate, arrange a cheese crusted patty on the top. Layer with pig candy bacon, smoked onions, chili and smoked grilled jalapeno slices. Top it with the other half of the kaiser roll.



12. Serve the burger with potato salad and enjoy!


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 6