This BBQ Burger recipe is easy to make. The burgers grill up with great color and have a tangy BBQ flavor you can taste in every bite.
The secret to the best BBQ burgers is to use a great BBQ sauce as the main flavoring with the ground beef and then use it again to top the burgers when they come off the grill.
For great burgers, we recommend using an 80/20 mix for the ground beef. An 80/20 mix has the right fat to lean mix in it to bring out the flavor of the BBQ sauce and to hold the burgers together.
For truly delicious burgers make your own barbecue sauce. Homemade barbecue sauces are easy to make, taste better than store bought ones, and usually have a lot less junk in them. Our favorite everyday sauce is our Old No. 44 BBQ Sauce, it’s easy to make, has a nice tang to it, and is delicious on burgers, chicken, pulled pork, ribs, etc…
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Take a pound of hamburger and mix the BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder thoroughly into the burgers. Let the mixture sit for five minutes so the burger can absorb all the flavors, divide the burger into fourths and use your hands to make patties about a half an inch thick.1 lb ground beef, 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder
- Use your thumbs to dimple the top of the burger. Dimpling burgers before you put them on the grill helps them cook flat.
- Grill the burgers on a medium-high grill for five minutes and flip them over, grill for another five to six minutes or until they have reached the desired doneness. Serve on toasted buns with the same BBQ sauce that went into the burgers.
- You can make them even better by serving a couple of strips of bacon on each burger.