2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup Stubb’s® Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce
Additional Stubb’s® Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce for serving
2 tablespoons Stubb’s® Beef Marinade
1/4 teaspoon Stubb’s® Mesquite Liquid Smoke (optional)
1 teaspoon Stubb’s® Beef Rub
1 large yellow onion, cut into slices, about 1/4-inch thick
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Bacon slices, cooked crisp
Onion rolls or hamburger buns
Toppings of your choice
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, barbecue sauce, beef marinade, liquid smoke (optional) and beef spice rub. Use your hands to mix well. Once combined, separate the mixture to make six patties. Make a slight indent with your thumb in middle of each patty to keep it from swelling while on the grill.
Prepare your grill for direct medium-heat cooking. Lightly oil the grates and place your burgers on the grill, indented side up. Cook burgers for 12 to 14 minutes or until preferred doneness (160°F), turning once during cooking. While burgers are cooking, add the onion slices to the grill, and cook until lightly charred and soft, turning once. Also toast the buns.
To serve, top burgers with barbecue sauce, bacon, grilled onion and shredded cheese. Add additional toppings to your liking.
Tip: To cook the bacon for this burger, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lay bacon on top. Cook in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel–lined plate to cool.