Recipe of the Month: Sweet Onion BBQ Burgers

Smoked cheese, grilled onions and a special sauce make these mouth-watering burgers a family favorite!

Sweet Onion BBQ Burger Recipe

SWEET ONION BBQ BURGERS

Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. Yield: 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

2 teaspoons onion salt

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 pound ground beef

1-1/4 cups barbecue sauce

SAUCE:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 teaspoon brown sugar

ONION TOPPING:

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup honey

2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced

4 slices smoked cheddar cheese

4 hamburger buns, split

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, onion salt and brown sugar. Add egg. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties. Place in a shallow dish; pour barbecue sauce over patties. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving. For topping, melt butter in a small skillet. Stir in honey until blended. Add onions; sauté for 15-20 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

Drain and discard barbecue sauce. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top each with a cheese slice; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with sauce and onion topping. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home.

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