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Barbeque Burgers Recipe

Barbeque burgers are a perfect summer treat. I got the idea for this recipe from this month’s issue of the Food Network magazine. The original recipe called for ground turkey but I had a little trouble finding exactly what I needed, so I went with ground beef instead. I ended up cooking them in the pan but I would actually recommend grilling the burgers. These burgers consist of beef patties topped with sharp cheddar cheese, onion rings, barbeque sauce and slices of bacon. Try and find a good brand of BBQ sauce or even make your own. The highlight of this recipe is the crispy onion rings, they are very easy to make and extremely delicious. I prefer to use
crispy bacon on my burgers but you can cook it any way you want. Enjoy.

(Makes 6 Burgers)

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Barbeque Burgers Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 12 slices bacon (cooked)
  • 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Barbeque sauce (to serve)
  • 1 Vidalia onion (sliced into rings)
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Oil (for frying)




  1. To make onion rings- In a pie plate or shallow bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  2. Dredge onion rings in the flour mixture until evenly coated. In another bowl add buttermilk and season it with a little salt and pepper. Dip floured onion rings into the buttermilk and then coat with the flour mixture again. Add oil to a deep pan, just enough to cover the onion rings (or you can use a deep fryer for this).
  3. Heat oil to 360 degrees and fry onion rings in batches until golden brown on both sides (about 4 minutes). Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  4. Shape ground beef into 6 patties. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Fry in the pan with a little bit of oil (or on the grill).
  5. Cook until burgers are fully cooked or no longer pink inside. In the last couple minutes of cooking, top each burger with 2 slices of cheese, wait until cheese has melted and removed from the pan.
  6.  To assemble burgers – Place a patty on the bottom half of a bun. Top with onion rings; add barbeque sauce and 2 bacon slices to each burger. Add the top half of the bun.
Recipe rating

Chef Tom

Friday 15th of May 2009

There is nothing better than fried onions on a burger!

Food Lover

Friday 8th of May 2009

I am so impatient to see more tasty burger recipes here. When will you post more burger recipes on your blog? Waiting...

Food Lover

Wednesday 6th of May 2009

Burgers have always been my favourite. And these barbeque burgers look awesome.


Wednesday 6th of May 2009

These definitely would be Grumpy approved!!


Tuesday 5th of May 2009

Those burgers look so yummy! I don't care for BBQ sauce on my burgers, but after seeing this I am ready to try it! Love you site, keep up the great work!