Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Western BBQ Burgers

I saw this recipes over at Patio Daddio BBQ and since we have a bit of an obsession with our grill during the summer I knew this one had to go on a menu. These were amazing, I could eat them once a week. Gray and I were both raving about them and ate the leftovers the next night and wished we could have them again the next. The combination of the grilled onions, cheddar and bbq sauce is just out of this world!

3 lbs Ground beef, 80/20
6 Buns
6 slices Medium cheddar cheese
1 large Sweet onion, sliced to 1/3" (six slices)
1/4 cup Water, ice cold
1 1/2 Tbsp Your favorite BBQ rub (or 2 tsp seasoned salt)
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
6 Tbsp Your favorite BBQ sauce (we just slathered it on and we use Sweet Baby Ray's, it's the best!!!)
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Canola or vegetable oil

Mix together ground beef, water, bbq rub and soy sauce. Use your hands, don't be afraid to get a little messy. Divide into six patties and put a little hole in the middle (that keeps them from getting the dome when they are cooking). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Season the onion slices with salt and pepper but keep the rings intact while doing this, put a little oil on both sides of the onion rings. Place directly on the grill for around 2 minutes per side then move to the cooler part of the grill (I moved them up to the little rack that keeps them warm but doesn't cook them too much). Lightly oil the burgers then cook until done. Move to the cooler part of the grill and top with cheese and onions. Toast the buns directly on the heat then add the meat to them, top with bbq sauce and enjoy!

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