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Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers

 Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers
Sometimes we don’t even bother with a bun for these moist, flavorful burgers. Smoked cheese, grilled onions and a special sauce make them out of the ordinary!—Christie Gardiner, Pleasant Grove, Utah More Grilled Hamburger Recipes »
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1-1/4 cups barbecue sauce
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices smoked cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, onion salt and brown
  • sugar. Add egg. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into
  • four patties. Place in a shallow dish; pour barbecue sauce over
  • patties. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate
  • until serving. For topping, melt butter in a small skillet. Stir in

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Directions (continued)

  • honey until blended. Add onions; saute for 15-20 minutes or until
  • tender and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  • Drain and discard barbecue sauce. Grill patties, uncovered, over
  • medium heat or broil 4 in from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side
  • or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top each
  • with a cheese slice; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve on buns with sauce and onion topping. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.