Cowboy Burgers
Author: Jackie
Ingredients
Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 onion , diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground chipotle powder
Cowboy Burgers
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1/2 pound of cooked bacon
  • Baked or fried onion rings
  • Homemade BBQ sauce
  • Whole wheat buns
Instructions
  1. To make the BBQ sauce, heat oil in a large skillet on medium low heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcesteshire sauce, and spices.
  4. Bring sauce to a simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. If you would like a smooth finish, blend sauce in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth.
  6. Store sauce in a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. To make the Cowboy Burgers, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and spices in a large bowl and gently mix together.
  8. Gently shape mixture into burgers about ¾ inch thick.
  9. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in the centre of each burger to prevent puffing up during cooking.
  10. Place burgers on a preheated grill, close lid& BBQ until no longer pink inside, turning once, about 6 – 8 minutes per side.
  11. Cover patties with cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
  12. To assemble to Cowboy Burgers, smear the homemade BBQ sauce on both sides of the bun.
  13. Layer with bacon, burger patty, more bacon, and onion rings.
  14. Cover with top bun and enjoy immediately!