I keep reading articles announcing the arrival of the barbecue season. However, for us Brits, there really is no such thing as a barbecue season. It’s much more of a grab-the-opportunity-when-you-can season, as you just never know how long the sun is set to shine for.
I’m pleased to confirm the sun is most definitely shining this weekend here in Bristol though, and so the perfect time to bring you a very easy but very tasty burger recipe for the next time you get the chance to fire up the barbie.
I’m rather partial to Jack Daniel’s range of barbecue sauces as an accompaniment to barbecued bangers and burgers, and for this recipe I experimented with a dash of the ‘full flavour smokey’ sauce in the burger mix itself, which worked an absolute treat. The barbecue sauce gives the burgers a gorgeously rich, deep, smokey flavour, which the whole family enjoyed.
Beef burgers with Jack Daniel’s ‘Full Flavor Smokey’ Barbecue Sauce
450g good quality minced beef
2 tbsp Jack Daniel’s Full Flavor Smokey Barbecue Sauce
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of cheese (I went for Gouda, but you can try Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Emmental or whatever takes your fancy)
4 burger buns
sliced red onion, tomato and lettuce to serve
ketchup, mustard, mayo or more Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce to serve
Fire up the barbecue or pre-heat your grill.
In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the minced beef and barbecue sauce, and season well. Divide and shape the meat into four round patties.
Pop on the barbecue or under the grill and cook for around 4-5 minutes on each side for medium, a minute or so longer for well-done. Just before the end of the cooking time, top each burger with a slice of cheese and leave to melt.
Toast the cut side of the burger buns.
Assemble your burgers by arranging lettuce, red onion and tomato on the base of each bun, topped with a cheese smothered burger.
Finish with your sauce of choice. Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce mixed into mayonnaise is very good. My husband’s favourite is the Extra Hot Habanero, but he does have a bit of a chilli habit.
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