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
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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 large 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 beef
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 626 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 1146mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g 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

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 232465
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"My husband made these for dinner tonight! They were great!"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 232462
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"I thought the sauce needed a little kick, but other than that it was delicious."

emilyditre User ID: 4336399 158295
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014


davinda User ID: 4455659 65246
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!"

apathy311 User ID: 7646783 81638
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."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 134758
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!"

saralyn_06 User ID: 993350 149292
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

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

dktorts User ID: 2889877 207210
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"Yummy & easy"

Squee0803 User ID: 7310195 101572
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"It was very good! A bit on the sweet side so I added some vinegar and tobasco to the BBQ sauce. Hubby loved it and we'll definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing. :-)"

RandyHybarger User ID: 7301693 59506
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I came across this recipe and decided I just had to try it. I bought the ingredients today and rushed home to start making this delicious looking dish. The burgers turned out to be excellent but the sauce was way, way, way too sweet! I checked and rechecked to make sure I didn't mess up on the measuring but I didn't. I really don't see how anyone can stand the sauce as it is made. Maple syrup couldn't have been any worse. Needless to say, I will make the patties as described but that sauce is on the garbage list!"

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