Barbecued Burgers Recipe
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Barbecued Burgers Recipe

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I can't take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband's uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe. We love it on was only natural to try it on, and in, burgers. —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 626 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,146 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 cup barbecue sauce to serve with burgers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, 1/4 cup of the remaining barbecue sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice and reserved barbecue sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Burgers in Backyard Living July/August 2004, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 626 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,146 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2014

My son makes these at my request because they are awesome. The family raves over them too! It's a keeper!

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

Grilled these on a Big Green Egg. They came out perfect! The sauce was delicious and blended perfectly with the hamburgers. My two burgers didn't even make it to a bun because they looked and smelled so good. Highly recommend these.

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

The sauce for these burgers was amazing! I made sure I saved some for future use. The sauce did make the burgers sweeter than we are used to so eating just one was enough. I will definitely be making these again!

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

Burgers are good. Sauce tastes like store bought...excellent!

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