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grilled cheddar burgers

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

We like to use this basic recipe when we have a crowd over for a barbecue. It will make 8 child-sized and 4 adult-sized burgers.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice! Skip buying frozen burgers for your next summer BBQ and make these cheddar burgers. They're easy to throw together. Thanks to barbecue sauce mixed into the ground beef, the juicy burgers have a bit of sweetness to them. On top of a toasted bun with your favorite fix-ins (we opted for bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and pickles), for a delicious grilled hamburger.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled cheddar burgers

  • 3 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    purchased barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 12
    hamburger buns, lightly toasted
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make grilled cheddar burgers

  • Ground beef, barbecue sauce, and seasonings in a bowl.
    Mix together ground beef, barbecue sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Forming smaller hamburger patties with ground beef.
    Shape half of meat mixture into eight 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  • Forming larger hamburger patties with ground beef.
    Shape the remaining meat mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties. (Can be made 8 hours ahead). Cover and chill.
  • Grilling the hamburgers.
    Prepare grill (medium-high heat). Grill patties to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare for 1/2-inch thick patties and about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare 1-inch thick patties.
  • Topping the grilled burgers with cheddar cheese.
    Top with cheese the last minute of cooking.
  • Assembling the cheddar burger.
    Place burgers on the bottom halves of buns and top with lettuce and tomatoes and anything else that you like.
  • Toasted bun on top of the cheddar burger.
    Cover with top bun.