Jalapeno Cilantro Pork Steak Bacon Burger

Happy Friday, everyone, and an early happy Memorial Day to all!  Although we all know that grilling season runs from January 1st to December 31st, this weekend marks the official start of grilling season for a lot of people.  Instead of throwing on burgers and hot dogs, try out this recipe from Bob Trudnak of The BBQ Guru for a Jalapeno Cilantro Pork Steak Bacon Burger.  Pork, jalapenos, and BACON?!?  Where can you go wrong?!

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Jalapeno Cilantro Pork Steak Bacon Burger

Recipe by Bob Trudnak with The BBQ Guru
  • 1 Pork Butt Roast (appx. 3 lbs)
  • 1 pack of onion buns
  • 1 package of bacon (Bob suggests Jalapeno & Cilantro bacon from http://www.bespokebacon.com)
  • 1 medium fresh jalapeno pepper (seeds removed)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil


  1. Set up your smoker and pre-heat to 275° F.
  2. Coat pork roast with olive oil and season liberally with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder
  3. Cook the pork roast in the smoker until it reaches an internal temperature of 175°F.  Once the internal temperature is reached, let rest for 20 minutes.
  4. In a medium sized skillet, fry up the bacon until crispy.  Set aside on paper towels.
  5. Slice the onion into thick rings.  Using the grease from the fried bacon, caramelize the onion rings and set aside.
  6. Finely chop cilantro and jalapeno pepper and combine with the sour cream in a bowl.  Mix lightly and set aside.
  7. Once pork roast has rested for 20 minutes, slice into 1 1/2” thick slices.
  8. Assemble burgers by smearing jalapeno/cilantro sour cream on both bun slices.  Place pork steak on bun and top with caramelized onions and bacon. 
  9. Serve to happy guests!
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