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Texas Two Step
The Texas Two Step

The Texas Two Step, We were cooking at Craft Brewery, Lake Elsinore a few weeks ago and ran out of hamburger buns. I told the boys that I had Texas toast if they wanted to try a burger on that. To make a long story short we blazed through 2 loaves of toast. I think they liked it a bit…

So, I got to thinking, a painful process on the best of days. How can I make an ultimate burger using Texas toast? We give you the “Texas Two Step”: 2 slices of Texas toast buttered and toasted with Parmesan cheese. Piled high with 3 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese, 6 strips of pepper bacon and 2 – 1/3 pound beef patties. Off the hook!!!

The Texas Two Step
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes @ 400* (205c)
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker
Pellets: Green Mountain’s Texas Blend BBQ Pellet

Ingredients: Per Burger

  • 2 1/3 pound gourmet grass fed 85/15 beef patties (or use your favorite ground beef)
  • 6 strips of thick cut pepper bacon
  • 3 slices of Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 slices of Texas Toast
  • Butter, softened
  • Parmesan cheese, grated

The Texas Two Step
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Texas Two Step
Cook the pepper bacon and set aside
Texas Two Step
Time to Build Your Burger

Directions: The Texas Two Step

Mix the Parmesan cheese with the butter. Do this to taste. Patti loves a thick spread with lots of cheese. Butter one side of each piece of toast liberally; this will be the outside of your burger. Cook the pepper bacon and set aside.

Preheat your Grill Grates to 400* (205c).

Place your burgers directly onto the Hot Grill Grates. You’re going for 5 to 7 minutes a side here, depending on your taste. I think cooking burgers to a medium well brings out the beef flavors, but you don’t want to overdo it. Patti likes a little moo in her meat. USDA safe is 165* (74c) for ALL ground beef.

Grill your burgers to taste. When you flip your burgers add the toast with the buttered side up. Give it a few minutes to brown then flip them over with the butter side down. When you have a good toast on the bread, add the cheese. One slice on one piece of bread and each patty. When the cheese is melted it is time to put on your boots. Add two strips of pepper bacon to the cheese on the bread, stack a patty on that. Do it again, two strips of pepper bacon, stack a patty on top of that. Now, the last two strips of bacon and top it with the toasted Texas toast.

When the meat reaches an internal temperature around 165* (74c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. U.S.D.A. safe is 165* (74c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer (Our Store) for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

The Texas Two Step
A Pellet Grill Recipe

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can do our recipes on any grill, even some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti
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