Cowboy BBQ Burger

A little twist on the traditional BBQ burger featuring crispy onion strings. With greater preparation comes greater taste!

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Cowboy BBQ Burger burger recipe
Recipe Time:
Prep: Minutes
Cook: Minutes
Ready In: Minutes

Servings:


Difficulty:
Hard

Ingredients:


 

  • Beef Patty 1.5 pounds / 24 Ounces
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  • Tillamook Cheddar - 4 Slices
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  • Thick Cut Bacon - 8 Slices
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  • Crispy Onion Strings 0.75 pounds / 12 Ounces
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  • Hickory BBQ Sauce 0.25 pounds / 4 Ounces
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  • Pretzel Bun - 4 Buns
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Preparation:


 

  1. Turn on the oven and preheat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the bacon on top.
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  3. Follow the recipe here for crispy onion strings: Crispy Onion Strings
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  5. Divide the meat into 6 ounce portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick patty and make a depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.

    Tips:
    • Take care not to over work the meat
    • Allowing the meat to warm up to near room temperature will provide a better sear that will lock in flavor
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Cooking Directions:


 

  1. Place the bacon in the oven and start a timer. Begin checking on the bacon around 12 minutes into cooking. The bacon should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to be a perfect crispy golden brown.
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  3. Place beef patties on the grill or pan at medium-high heat and cook for 3-5 minutes.
    • 3 Minutes = Medium-Rare
    • 3.5 Minutes = Medium
    • 4 Minutes = Medium-Well
    • 4.5 Minutes = Well

    Flip the burgers and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until desired doneness:
    • 3 Minutes = Medium-Rare
    • 3.5 Minutes = Medium
    • 4 Minutes = Medium-Well
    • 4.5 Minutes = Well
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  5. Place cheese on top of meat during the final minute of cooking
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  7. Lightly toast the bun during the last minute of cooking on a separate pan at low-medium heat (if desired).
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Assembly Instructions:


 

  1. Place beef patty on top of bottom bun

     

  2. Place the Tillamook Cheddar on top of the meat (if not already done)

     

  3. Top the burger with Thick Cut Bacon

     

  4. Top the burger with Hickory BBQ Sauce

     

  5. Top the burger with Crispy Onion Strings

     

  6. Place the top half of the bun to complete the burger.

     

 


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