You will bite off more than you can chew with this mountain of goodness. But you won't be able to help yourself! All of the elements and flavors combined - the crunchy, soft, smoky, juicy - are to die for. Plus it looks beautiful! It's definitely unique in flavor.
Meat for 2 burgers:
1 pound Kobe ground beef
2 tsp Hickory liquid smoke
3 tsp salt
1 tsp coarse black pepper
2 tsp sweet and smoky rub
1 tsp dry parsley
Mix the seasoning together with the meat in a bowl. Then separate it into two patties. Pack it nice and firm or it will fall apart on the BBQ. Make the center of the patties a little thicker than the sides - that way you will hold the juices in there. Don't make them flat as pancakes!
Grill them on the BBQ at 350 F.
After 15 minutes - brush on a layer of sweet and smoky Kansas BBQ sauce.
The patties are done after about 25 minutes in total. To check the internal temperate, use a meat thermometer. A good medium rare burger has a temperature of 145 F.
When it gets closer to 145 F it's time to add one slice of gouda cheese on both patties. Don't leave your patties unattended now since the cheese will quickly melt and create a mess if you don't take them off the BBQ!
In a pan, fry 6 Apple wood smoked thick cut bacon slices until they are nice and crispy!
1/2 sliced red onion
1/2 cut up Anaheim long green chili pepper
2 cut up mushrooms
Use the bacon fat that is left in the pan to saute the red onion, mushrooms and Anaheim chili. Add a dash of olive oil if you wish. Let it all simmer together for a few minutes. Then add 1/2 tsp garlic salt. You want the onion, chili and mushrooms to have a crunch to them but a nice brown seer. Keep stirring to make sure that it cooks on all sides.
Simple but delicious sauce:
A couple of scoops of mayonnaise
A couple of scoops of sriracha
Mix it together.
Putting your burgers together:
2 hamburger buns - I prefer the softer Hawaiian style buns
Add a layer of the sauce
Put on your patties with the cheese.
Grab a big chunk of onions, mushrooms and chili peppers and add on top of the cheese.
1 tomato slice from a large tomato
3 slices of sweet and spicy pickles on each burger
Criss cross some of the bacon slices on there.
Optional - a couple of squirts of wasabi sauce.
Drizzle some BBQ sauce on top.
AND YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A DELICIOUS LOOKING KOBE BEEF GOUDA BURGER!