Barbecue Hamburger Recipe

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I admit it! I love hamburgers, including this barbecue hamburger recipe. And even though the restaurant sells a large variety of food, the guests still order a lot of hamburgers.

I enjoy making burgers with a wide variety of recipes.

This BBQ hamburger has been voted a favorite hamburger recipe by the restaurant guests.

Barbecue Hamburger Recipe

Favorite Hamburger Recipe
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Preparation time: 20 minutes. Makes 4 BBQ burgers.


  • 4 hamburger patties (I use ground chuck and each patty is about 1/3 pound)
  • BBQ seasoning (recipe below - and see note)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Butter, at room temperature
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese and/or 4 slices of Swiss cheese and/ or Monterrey Jack or your favorite cheese or no cheese at all
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Sliced tomato (optional)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Barbecue sauce (your favorite or try this recipe.) Click to access it.



Season the hamburger patties to your taste with the BBQ seasoning (recipe below) - I use one teaspoon per patty.

Note: Option: Combine the BBQ seasoning and the meat mixing lightly with a fork and then form your patties.

  • Cook the burgers on your grill (or your griddle) to the desired doneness (I cook hamburger patties to 160 degrees F. I check them with a meat thermometer (you should, too)
  • While the meat is cooking, prepare the buns by buttering both sides lightly and warming them or broiling them a bit
  • Spread mayonnaise on the bottom buns and BBQ sauce and onion slices on the top buns
  • When you turn the burger patties over, place one slice of cheddar and one slice of Swiss on each patty and then top with the bacon slices (two per patty)
  • When the burger patties are ready (cooked), place one on each of the bottom buns and then place the top buns on each

 To serve:

Place each barbecue hamburger on a plate and serve with potato salad and barbecue baked beans.

BBQ Seasoning

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Makes 4 tablespoons.


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ancho chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly blended
Note: This BBQ Seasoning can be used with any meat you want to flavor.

Enjoy your Barbecue Hamburgers and the company of those you share them with!


“I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my barbecue.”

Rodney Dangerfield

                                                                   Special "request." Just Cheddar and Swiss.

                                                                          No onion. No tomato. No lettuce." No problem. :-)