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The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

This recipe makes the best barbecue hamburgers – perfect for grilling at your next outdoor party or cookout. Use this easy recipe to make the most delicious homemade BBQ burgers you’ve ever had!

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

The best burgers are ones that are made from scratch at home with lots of love. This BBQ burger recipe is one that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

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Start with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store: lean ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and spices. After many seasons of BBQ, we’ve combined these ingredients in a way that makes the best burger recipe you’ve ever had!

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Hamburger Pattie Details

Making your own burger patties is actually super easy! The entire family is sure to love this classic burger recipe. Let me show you how…

Ingredients

Here are a few of the basic grocery store staples that you will need to get started with this easy recipe.

  • Lean ground beef – Costco has the best deal on ground beef, I buy a large pack at least once a month.
  • White onion, finely diced.
  • Eggs – we’re currently loving farm fresh eggs!
  • Bread crumbs – Panko works great here.
  • We love this homemade hamburger seasoning.
  • Worcestershire sauce – dare you to say that three times fast!
  • This homemade barbecue sauce is our go-to!
  • Cheese – choose your favorite.
Hamburger Pattie Ingredients

Instructions

1. Gather all of the ingredients.

2. In a large bowl combine ground meat and eggs.

3. Add onion, breadcrumbs and seasoning.

4. Mix until well combined.

5. Use a kitchen scale to weigh out 5 oz balls from the meat mixture.

The Best Hamburger Pattie Recipe

6. Form the balls into patties by hand or use a pattie press.

The Best BBQ Hamburger Process

7. Brush each pattie with a generous layer of barbecue sauce.

The Best BBQ Hamburger Process

8. Place the patties on a grill preheated to 425 degrees F.

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

9. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F.

10. Flip half way through cooking and top each burger with a slice of provolone cheese.

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

11. Serve each burger on a fresh hamburger bun with a generous serving of BBQ sauce.

This easy recipe makes 12 juicy burgers.

Tips and Tricks

  • 1 pound of ground pork may be added to the ground beef.
  • Homemade barbecue sauce can be substituted for Worchestershire sauce.
  • Panko breadcrumbs are our favorite binding agent but crushed crackers may be used instead.
  • Add additional onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper or kosher salt to taste.
  • Store in a single layer or between sheets of parchment paper.
The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

How long do you cook hamburger patties?

  • Hamburgers can be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 5 hours or low for 7-9 hours.
  • Patties may be placed in an air fryer basket and cooked for 6-7 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Hamburger patties can be cooked on the gas grill grate or charcoal grill for 8-10 minutes.
  • Smoked hamburgers take 2 hours to cook when smoked at 165 degrees F.
  • Baked hamburgers in the oven take about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, cook juicy burger patties on medium-high heat for 7-9 minutes.
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure that the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
Barbecue Hamburger Recipe

Serve these on fresh hamburger buns and add your favorite toppings! A great burger is always made better with a side of french fries, pasta salad or potato chips.

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

Topping Suggestions

  • Change up the cheese! You could use cheddar cheese, mozzarella or swiss.
  • Top with crispy bacon, a fried egg, bell pepper or slice of red onion.
  • Add skillet fried mushrooms, a slice of tomato or lettuce.
  • Top with 1 Tbsp of garlic butter to the center of each patty.
The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

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The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

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Recipe

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe

This recipe makes the best barbecue hamburgers – perfect for grilling at your next cookout or picnic. Use this easy recipe to make the most delicious homemade BBQ burgers you've ever had!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 639kcal
Author: Heather Painchaud
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Ingredients
 

  • 4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup white onion finely diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp hamburger seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup homemade barbecue sauce
  • 12 slices of provolone cheese
  • 12 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • 1. Gather all of the ingredients.
  • 2. In a large bowl combine ground meat and eggs.
  • 3. Add onion, breadcrumbs and seasoning.
  • 4. Mix until well combined.
  • 5. Use a kitchen scale to weigh out 5 oz balls from the meat mixture.
  • 6. Form the balls into patties by hand or use a pattie press.
  • 7. Brush each pattie with a generous layer of barbecue sauce.
  • 8. Place the patties on a grill preheated to 425 degrees F.
  • 9. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
  • 10. Flip half way through cooking and top each burger with a slice of provolone cheese.
  • 11. Serve each burger on a fresh hamburger bun with a generous serving of BBQ sauce.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 845mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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