View Full Version : Underground Pig (oklahoma style)

12-18-2009, 08:15 PM
I know some have already seen these pictures (sorry!)
Cooked a pig over deer season/Thanksgiving weekend. I had been fattening him up for a few weeks....

Had a friend dig the pit with a backhoe earlier in the week. Had company Tuesday and Wednesday, Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, then cleaned the pig Friday and started burning wood that night....





Dehaired the pig with a blow torch...


Scraped and washed pig...

Then put the pig on ice til needed.

Started burning wood....


The burning of the wood is a party in itself. :)


Seasoned the pig with dry rub, injected with beef broth/cayenne/onion/garlic... filled the inside with apples, onions, whole garlic heads and jalapenos....


wrapped pig in a layer of foil, then burlap, then chicken wire to keep it together...
Used baling wire handles for easy lifting.


Wet the burlap....


Placed a rack over the hot coals in the pit...
Then a sheet of burnt tin. (saved tin from the last three underground cooked pigs)




Covered the hole with a metal lid and buried it...


Let the pig cook overnight....


The pig was moist and tender...



I sprinkled some of the pig with dry rub and served sauces on the side...



There were 7 of us burning the wood and getting things ready the night before and about 40 for the party the next day. It was fun. :)

Thanks for checking out my underground pig!

12-18-2009, 08:35 PM
That plated pic at the end made it worth looking at all over again, Jeanie. Made me hungry and I just finished my dinner.:eating:

12-18-2009, 08:57 PM
That looks delicious Jeanie!

12-18-2009, 09:23 PM
OH my,............I mean Ohhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyy, that is LOVELY. everything about those series of pics is so lovely. thanks Cgirl for postin the pork ****!!!!:wow:

12-18-2009, 09:25 PM
:wow: Great job!! good lookin' eats. Bet that was a fun party.:thumbs up:

12-18-2009, 09:26 PM
That is AWESOME!! Jeanie do you ever stop finding things to do?? I wanna live in your neighborhood - you like to party pig style. There has to be a better beer out there though - there is isn't there??

flying illini
12-18-2009, 10:05 PM
Still amazed the 2nd time seeing it. NICE party.
:thumbs up:

12-18-2009, 10:15 PM
I might have fainted. bl@ Oh...... Better now.

:wow: Great mother of Pearl!!!

I need directions. I'll pick up Pigcicles on the way down.
What should we bring???
(Real beer fer sure)

12-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Jeanie Why oh why do you torture me so.:msn-wink: That looks amazing. My kind of party!:wings: The *plate is fit for a :cowboy:*or :shake:. How big was the Pig? I got to teach you about good beer!

12-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Wonderful party I am sure. :wow: Wonderful looking pig for sure and I am sure wonderful tasting. Bet your friends LOVE you. :sign0092: for sharing the wonderful pictures. Great job.

12-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Perfection as usual Jeannie.

Did you use you weed burner to singe the hair off? How was the skin? I never did one with the skin on, just peeled.

I thought I saw a pic of you doing one above ground in a cinder block pit too. Was that my imagination?

Just between you and me, it looks like we may have to teach a few folks what good beer is, huh?

12-18-2009, 11:38 PM
WOW, great series of pics and the pork looks amazing. Even your choice of beer is perfect.

Hell Fire Grill
12-19-2009, 12:01 AM
I'll say it again. HELL YA!!

12-19-2009, 07:24 AM
Great post, Jeanie! Very informative and delicious! I bet that was fun for everyone. Thanks for the pix, Jeanie! Looks fantastic.:thumbs up::drooling:

12-19-2009, 08:16 AM
:wow: Jeanie. Just simply amazing. You make it look so easy and the final plated shot. :wings: Fantastic. All the best...:thumbs up:

12-19-2009, 09:05 AM
Just between you and me, it looks like we may have to teach a few folks what good beer is, huh?

Canned flavored water is not good beer. :exasper:

12-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Canned flavored water is not good beer. :exasper:

You mean that stuff has flavor?:eek:

12-19-2009, 09:30 AM
:wow: That had to be fun! When I was a kid my dad cooked a whole pig overnight in a makeshift cinder block pit. I thought that was fun even though I wasn't old enough to stay up all night or :drunk_smiley:!

12-19-2009, 10:30 AM
Canned flavored water is not good beer. :exasper:

Then don't drink canned flavored water when you want beer.:shrug:

12-19-2009, 01:44 PM
Thanks everybody, it was a fun party. :D
The pig was probably around 135lbs. I didn't take the time to weigh it but had been feeding it out for quite awhile.

This party was on day 5 of company and late nights... coors light was about all I could handle. lol

I still haven't recovered from my mexican beer adventures :blushing:....



Tim, it was a cutting torch. Works great! It removes the hair and a layer or two of the skin. The skin doesn't get crispy like on a cinderblock pit but when you cook the pig underground on it's back, the juices stay inside. The skin holds the juice in.
I DO have a cinderblock pit too... but wanted to do another underground pig this time. No fire to tend once the thing is in the ground. (I can go to bed and let it cook. )

Thanks again!

12-19-2009, 05:28 PM
Nice rellenos.:thumbs up:

Now that Tecate, that's some good stuff!

As far as recovering, are you talking about your head or the other end?:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

flying illini
12-19-2009, 10:49 PM
J -- thanks for the detail.

Tim - Negro Modelo is another good one down there, too.

Nice rellenos.:thumbs up:

Now that Tecate, that's some good stuff!

As far as recovering, are you talking about your head or the other end?:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

12-20-2009, 09:47 AM
J -- thanks for the detail.

Tim - Negro Modelo is another good one down there, too.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

12-20-2009, 04:05 PM
:shrug: Not big Negro Modela fan.:shrug: