tasty looking Barbecue Stuffed Burger cut in half with cheese oozing out

Barbecue Stuffed Beer Can Burgers

Barbecue Stuffed Beer Can Burgers

Category Dinner Beef Fathers Day Grill Game Day
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour

You haven't experienced a real burger until you've tried these epic stuffed Beer Can Burgers. Grab a beer or soda can and use it to form a bowl shape into your ground beef. Stuff it with cubed creamy cheddar jack cheese, caramelized onions then wrap it up in bacon and grill untili juicy, gooey and tender. Top with zesty jalapenos for a kick and eat alone or with your favorite bun. This recipe can be easily customized with other filling options like mushrooms and peppers, eggs, and more!

Pit Boss Kitchen
tasty looking Barbecue Stuffed Burger cut in half with cheese oozing out


  • 8 Bacon Slices
  • 1/2 lb Cheddar jack, cubed
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced
  • 1 White Onion, caramelized
  • 1 Beer, Can
  • 2 1/2 lbs Ground Beef

Special Tools

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Foil Pan
  • Mixing Bowl


  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Platinum Series KC Combo and preheat to 300°F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-low heat.
  1. Place ground beef in a mixing bowl, season with Pit Boss Sweet Rib Rub, then mix by hand. Form 4, 10 ounce balls, then use a can (any 12 ounce aluminum can will work), and press the can down the center of each ball, creating a small beef bowl. Press along the sides and roll to create a beef bowl, approximately 3 ½ inches tall.
  1. Wrap beef with 2 pieces of bacon, then fill with cheese, caramelized onion, and minced jalapeño. Set filled burgers in a large cast iron skillet, then transfer to the grill. Cook for 25 minutes in the skillet, then transfer burgers to the top rack. Increase the temperature to 325°F, and cook an additional 25 to 30 minutes, rotating halfway. Remove from the grill, top with extra jalapeño, rest for 5 minutes, then serve warm.

Recipe Video

Recipe Note

This recipe can be cooked on any of our Pit Boss Grills wood pellet smokers, our vertical pellet smokers, or any of our barbecue grills using the A-Maze-N smoker accessory wood pellet burners.