BBQ Pulled Pork Cheeseburger



  • 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Butt
  • 1/4 cup BBQ seasoning rub (use your favorite)
  • 6 oz. Budweiser beer
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Liquid hickory smoke
  • 1/2 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 12 oz. Budweiser beer
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Liquid hickory smoke
  • Cayenne Pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. Smithfield Signature Ground Pork
  • 1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Budweiser beer
  • 2 tbsp. BBQ seasoning blend


Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
  1. For pulled pork, rub seasoning all around butt and place in 4-to 5 quart slow cooker. Pour beer and liquid smoke around sides. Cover and cook on Low 8-to 10 hours. Remove and pull apart.
  2. For BBQ Sauce, mix together dry ingredients. Stir in molasses, mustard and smoke; mix well. Add beer. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes to desired thickness. Set aside.
  3. For burgers, gently combine pork, beef, beer, and seasoning and for into 6 burgers. Grill over medium, 5 minutes per side - until internal temperature reaches 155°F. Top each burger with slice of pepper-jack cheese. Melt and remove from grill.
  4. To assemble, pile a hefty bed of pulled pork on a toasted onion bun. Drizzle a small amount of BBQ sauce and place burger on top. Serve with additional BBQ sauce and French's Fried Onions.