Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins

There are so many very good burger recipes on ZAAR. I would like to add one more to the group, a very simple method and yet so good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crumble beef in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add dried onion soup mix, garlic, barbecue sauce, egg and dry bread crumbs and combine gently but thoroughly.
  3. Divide meat mixture into 8 equal-sized balls.
  4. With moistened hands, gently press meat balls into 3/4 inch thick patties, shaping the edges to keep the patties round.
  5. Using the handle of a wooden mixing spoon, make a hole in the center of the pattie. Make sure that the hole is completely through the pattie.
  6. Preheat barbecue to High heat (400 F).
  7. Lightly oil the grill with a vegetable oil.
  8. Place patties on grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn over and cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Place 1 slice of cheese on each pattie, making a 1 inch square hole in the center of the cheese to expose the hole in the pattie, and continue to cook until the hole in the pattie closes completely.
  10. You may also test for doneness by inserting a thermometer sideways into the center of the pattie and it should read 160°F.
  11. Serve on lightly toasted bun of your choice.
  12. Lightly spread some butter on each side, then spread some mayo.
  13. Slice some onions and tomatoes and layer on the burger pattie.
  14. If desired add some lettuce, hamburger relish and mustard.
  15. This recipe makes 8 - 4 ounce patties.
  16. NOTE: You may also fry these patties in a frying pan or on a griddle.
Most Helpful

Wonderful burger! I thought that it was a little light on the barbecue sauce - but I remedied that - I made this a burger that I dipped in barbecue sauce, lol. I used monterey-jack cheese and cooked it on my stove-top grill pan. Thanks Uncle Bill for another great recipe. Made for Aussie Swap #14.

lazyme March 13, 2008

These were a great burger but I wouldn't call them BBQ because it doesn't have a lot of BBQ sauce added. I would call them an ONION burger. Next time, I will add a lot more BBQ sauce

Audrey M August 10, 2006