Monday, September 16 2013, 03:53 PM MDT
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
Prep: 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 beef
1-1/4 cups barbecue 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 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.
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