Easy BBQ Burgers
(Pictured: Burger topped with pepper jack cheese, sauteed onions & jalapenos. Served with homemade potato salad and fresh green beans.)
Making hamburgers at home can be as quick and affordable as getting them from a fast food joint. By mixing store bought BBQ sauce with ground beef or turkey, you get a juicy and flavorful burger with a kick.
If you like it hot: Add hot sauce before making your burgers or top burgers with fresh, thinly-sliced jalapenos. This easy make-at-home burger is great topped with bacon too!
Cravin’ Asian? Try adding hoisin sauce in place of bbq and replace the tomato with shredded carrots.
1lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
6 hamburger buns
Red Onion (thinly sliced)
Pepper Jack Cheese (if desired)
1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Combine half the bottle of bbq sauce with the ground beef. Mix until combined. (Be quick when forming your burgers, the less contact with your warm hands, the better.)
3. Make 6 burgers from your ground beef. Sprinkle each side with salt & pepper. Arrange on a foil lined cookie sheet.
4. Cook burgers for 8-15 minutes depending on your desired doneness. If using cheese, top burgers with a slice of cheese 1-2 minutes before they’re finished cooking.
5. Spread a generous dollop of bbq sauce on each bun and assemble burgers with lettuce, tomato and onion.
If you’re not in a hurry, mix the ground meat with finely chopped onions & jalapenos and let sit overnight.