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Pitmaster Burger

Pitmaster Burger
Cook Time: 20 min
Servings 4

Hamburger, hamburger, hamburger. Harness your inner primal pitmaster with this smokehouse favorite.

  • For the burger
  • 2 pounds Ground Meat of choice (we used Force of Nature Ancestral Beef Blend)
  • 3 tablespoons Pluck seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 thick slices cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cup chicharrones, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cup crunchy fried onion strips
  • For the Tabasco Spiked Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco (or other hot sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1 cup mayo
  1. Step 1

    On a sheet tray, divide the ground beef into 1/2 lb. patties and let rest.

  2. Step 2

    In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry spices until thoroughly combined.

  3. Step 3

    Dust burgers evenly with the spice rub, including both front and back.

  4. Step 4

    Cook over direct heat around 350-375 degrees until desired doneness, flipping burgers once

  5. Step 5

    Melt cheese on the burgers, and then pull them from the grill. Let rest for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Step 6

    Mix the tabasco, mayo and pickle juice together in a bowl. Combine fried onions and chicharrones with tabasco mayo sauce. Top burger with the mixture. 

  7. Step 7

    Dig in!