Wild Breakfast Tacos, 24K Gold Burgers and Beer Can Chicken

Texas Eats Season 4, Episode 6: David shares a delicious Shiner Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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This week on Texas Eats, David Elder takes us to the newest restaurant on the San Antonio River Walk, The Sugar Factory, serving up over-the-top burgers and cocktails in an elegant atmosphere.

David gets extra fancy with a 24K gold-covered cheeseburger!

Next, David takes us to Houston to sample some Asian/Texas BBQ fusion at Loro. David samples the menu with Chef Mike Perez and discusses Loro’s feature on the Beef Loving Texans hit show BBQuest.

After that, David checks out a Jewish deli on the North Side of San Antonio for fresh bagels, loaded sandwiches, and more! David talks with the co-owner, Jason Fiske, about his heritage and the inspiration behind his recipes.

David then heads to East Texas to sample BBQ at Texas Monthly Top-10 BBQ joint, Truth BBQ!

After that, David heats things up in the Texas Eats Outdoor Kitchen with a delicious Shiner Beer Can Chicken recipe.

Next, David dives into some traditional Phillipino cuisine with a modern twist at Be More Pacific!

David wraps things up in San Antonio with award-winning breakfast tacos at Tacos’ n Salsa!

You don’t want to miss this delicious episode of Texas Eats!

Shiner Beer Can Chicken (KSAT12)

Shiner Beer Can Chicken


1 can Shiner Beer

1 Whole Chicken


Kosher Salt



Lemons sliced


Pickle Seasoning

1 Stick Butter softened

Favorite Seasoning Mix


To make the brine solution, boil water, kosher salt, rosemary, parsley, lemons, garlic, and pickle seasoning.

Add ice to the brine solution and place in the fridge until cool.

Place whole chicken in a deep pan and pour the brine solution over the chicken.

Allow chicken to brine in the refrigerator overnight for up to 24 hours.

Remove chicken from the brine solution and rinse under cold water.

Dry chicken with paper towels.

In a small bowl, combine butter and your favorite seasoning mix.

De-glove chicken, rub it with the butter mixture, and rub the entire chicken with the butter mixture.

Season the chicken with Koser salt.

Open the beer can and drink half of the beer.

Add butter inside the half-beer can.

Insert the beer can into the chicken cavity and stand upright in a pan.

Place pan in a grill preheated to 450°F and close lid.

Allow chicken to cook until internal temperature reaches 175°F.

Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest before slicing.

Enjoy with tortillas and a cold Shiner beer!

Restaurants featured this week:

Sugar Factory - 849 E Commerce St Unit 109, San Antonio, TX 78205

Loro - 1001 W 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

Bubby’s Jewish Soul Food - 12730 NW Military Hwy #101, San Antonio, TX 78231

Truth BBQ - 110 S Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Be More Pacific - 506 Yale St Suite E, Houston, TX 77007

Tacos N’ Salsa Mexican Cafe - 10222 Huebner Rd Ste 108, San Antonio, TX 78240

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About the Authors:

David Elder is the host and executive producer of the food and travel show Texas Eats on ABC KSAT 12

Benjamin Garison is a producer, videographer, and editor for the top-rated food and travel show in Central and South Texas, Texas Eats with David Elder. Ben joined the Texas Eats team in the fall of 2020.