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Barbecued Burgers

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. Add cheese and bacon to take them over the top. —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, Ohio
  • 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


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

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  • jim
    Jun 29, 2019

    I agree with "KathyCooks1943"Burgers are more "meatloaf" than burger. (3 star reason).Keep the burgers simple and it's a winner. BBQ sauce couldn't be easier, will definitely make again.

  • dollargirl
    Jun 24, 2019

    I've been making this every summer for our bbq parties - a huge hit with all ages.

  • jkwitmer
    Jun 21, 2018

    No comment left

  • Lauren
    Apr 27, 2018

    Made this burger tonight, turned out very well! Very juicy, and flavorful. I don't love bbq sauce but I enjoyed this bbq sauce. Will be making again for sure, already have the recipe written down.

  • KathyCooks1943
    Mar 6, 2018

    The BBQ sauce is very nice. However, I thought the hamburgers tasted like meatloaf. I do not like meatloaf. Hubby said they were "ok". Won't make again. Sorry. With all those 5 star reviews I thought I had a winner. Lost out on this one.

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  • wannie20
    Oct 29, 2017

    I made this recipe as directed except I threw a drizzle of siriracha into the barbecue sauce and it was too delicious then I thought the hamburger was lacking something so I threw a package of onion soup mix into it and made meatloaf out of it 'cause I was feeling kind of lazy Omgosh I will make this again and again yummy yummy yummy

  • pcinant
    Aug 9, 2017

    Loved this recipe. Will be keeping this recipe for sure. The sauce was very tasty and the burger was nice and moist.

  • Vibha
    Aug 5, 2017

    its a delicious one..i hve tried food ever...for more reviews :-

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Jul 18, 2017

    We really love these burgers! They have so much flavor.