Tasty Thursday: BBQ burger

I was looking for a way to spice up burgers on the grill last week and came across this recipe from Rachael Ray. Instead of condiments or sauce on the burger, this recipe mixes them all together. The result? A burger with a delicious spicy barbecue flavor. We served it with corn on the cob. Now I have all sorts of ideas of things to mix-in to our hamburgers.

BBQ Burger

As seen in Rachael Ray’s 365 No Repeats Cookbook An excellent addition to any kitchen – some of my favorite recipes are in this book.

1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small red onion – half finely diced, half sliced for topping
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
2 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 TB hot sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot for this)
3 TB tomato paste
2 TB brown sugar
1 TB grill seasoning (we used Montreal Grill Spicy Steak Seasoning)
slices of cheddar for topping

1. While the grill heats, place the beef, garlic and chopped onions in a large bowl.

2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the liquid smoke, Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar and grill seasoning. Pour over the meat and combine all ingredients. Form 6 quarter pound patties and cook for approx 5 minutes per side. Top with cheese and let melt before serving. .

Rachael recommends steak sauce as a topping which was good. We also enjoyed mayo. Have fun mixing up your summer burger action!

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