Man-Burgers (Half-Pound Hamburgers)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are very popular in my house. Simple seasonings create a great tasting burger. Be sure to use barbecue seasoning (dry spice blend) not barbecue sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine ground beef, liquid smoke and barbecue seasoning. Mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equally sized balls. With your hands, flatten the ball and gradually mold into patties (use your fingers to press and shape, ensuring that the patties do not fall apart). Form into large patties, slightly larger in diameter than the buns (approximately 6-inch diameter). As the hamburgers cook, they will shrink to the right diameter for the buns.
  3. Grill until done. Top with cheese slices.
  4. Toast hamburger buns on grill until golden brown.
  5. Build hamburgers with preferred toppings. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

A very simple, and tasty burger, that grilled up beautifully on the barbecue...simply topped with a little cheese...yum.
Made for PRMR.

Noo September 10, 2011

Very tasty burger. I like the flavor of the liquid smoke in this burger. I topped it with bacon, cheese, onions, pesto and mayo. Turned out great!! Will make again, thanks for sharing :)

queenbeatrice July 07, 2010

I cut this recipe down to 1 1/4 lbs of burger and so used 1 t. of liquid smoke and 1/8 cup of BBQ Spice. A nice alternative to the standard burger. Since the weather wasn't the best here, I opted to use my cast-iron skillet. I think the grill would have been a better choice to bring the flavor combo out, but DH and DS didn't complain.:-) Made for HolidayTag.

CoffeeB September 29, 2009