Subscribe eNews Send Us Files Login


The Boss Burger

Serves 10

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 85 minutes

What would a barbecue party be without the grilling staple – the hamburger? Lacking, that's what. But sometimes the classics can get a little stale, so what's the solution? The Boss Burger. This gargantuan, beastly burger packs 4 pounds of pure ground beef, 1 pound of ground pork, 3 cups of mushrooms, 1 bag of shredded cheese, and a whole loaf of sourdough bread! It's a given that no barbecue guest will leave on an empty stomach with this recipe!


  • 4 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 loaf Sourdough bread, round
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups mushroom
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • Pit Boss Kansas City BBQ Sauce
  • Pit Boss Mandarin Habanero Spice
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Tomato, sliced
  • condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.)


Start your Grill on ''smoke'' with the lid open until a fire is established in the burn pot (3-4 minutes). Preheat to 300°F.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, ground pork, eggs, barbecue sauce, and seasoning until combined. Do not over mix as this will cause the meat to be tough after cooking. Split the mixture into two equal parts.

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and saute the onion and mushrooms until golden.

In a cast iron pan, flatten one half of the meat mixture into the bottom, taking care to work meat slightly up the sides of the pan. Sprinkle in half of the bag of cheese. Pour in onions and mushroom mixture and top with the rest of the cheese.

On a clean work surface, mold the second half of the meat mixture into a circle and cover the filling to complete the burger. Make sure that the top and bottom meat patties are secured together so that the filling cannot be seen.

Place the cast iron pan in the Grill for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Crank up the heat to ''HIGH'' and open the flame broiler. Flip the burger out of the cast iron pan onto the grates and sear each side for 5 minutes, to get those beautiful grill marks.

To serve: You can make an enormous burger like we did, or you can cut it like a pie into slices to be served on regular hamburger buns with your desired condiments.

Either way, ENJOY!

Recipe from Pit Boss Grills.

More Recipes

Nashville Hot Whole-Roasted Cauliflower

Craving something spicy and delicious, that’s also healthy? This hot whole-roasted cauliflower won't disappoint on either front! You can pack in a couple servings of veggies, without sacrificing flavor or enjoyment.

» Continue

Spiraled Filet Roast

This beef roast is impressive enough for an elegant dinner party, but manageable enough to make as a weeknight meal. Mouths are sure to water when this dish, filled with aromatic vegetables cooked in a red wine reduction, hits the table.

» Continue

Caprese-Stuffed Pork Loin

The Caprese salad has been a traditional Italian salad meant to resemble the Italian Flag with the red of the tomato, the green of the basil and the white of the fresh Mozzarella. Often served as an antipasto, this salad is the perfect combination of...

» Continue

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs make a fantastic appetizer. Buffalo chicken wings that have been deep fried and slathered in sauce have been a popular bar food for years. The heat from the cayenne pepper sauce buffered with melted butter is the perfect eat-as...

» Continue

Cast Iron Dirty Rice

Cast Iron Dirty Rice is a traditional Creole dish from Louisiana that combines white rice with the trinity of Cajun aromatics (peppers, celery and onion) along with ground meat and other spices to give this dish its namesake “dirty” look....

» Continue