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smokey bbq hamburger recipe

Smoky BBQ Hamburger

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A great recipe for making flavorful, lean burgers. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Dish Type Hamburger, sandwich
Cooking Style fast, grill
Diet and Health healthy-ish
Seasonal Father's Day, Fourth of July, summer
Ingredient ground beef
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 burgers
Author Victoria Amory


  • 2 1/4 lbs ground meat of your choice
  • 1 cup you favorite barbecue sauce more for serving (optional)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns or large english muffins toasted and buttered


  • Pre-heat grill.
  • In a large bowl, lightly mix the ground meat with the barbecue sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Using wet hands, divide the meat into 8 patties.
  • Arrange the hamburgers on the grill and cook to taste, about 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to the toasted buns and serve immediately.