Chef Ben's BBQ Burger


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Chef Ben's BBQ Burger

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Bun topped with barbecue sauce, lettuce, burger patty, sliced red onions and tomatoes, with slices of bacon

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    Some of the best barbecue comes from Kansas, inspiring Chef Ben to create this barbecue-enhanced burger with barbecue sauce both in and on the patty.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    2 lbs. 85%-lean ground beef
    ½ c. Hy-Vee cheddar cheese snack crackers , crushed, (such as Cheez-Its)
    3 tbsp. plus 1/3 c. Hy-Vee barbecue sauce, divided
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground mustard
    Hy-Vee kosher sea salt, to taste
    Hy-Vee ground black pepper, to taste
    4 slice(s) Hy-Vee Muenster cheese
    4 oz. smoked Gouda cheese, sliced into fourths
    4 Hy-Vee Bakery hamburger buns, split
    2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
    1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    8 slice(s) Hy-Vee bacon, crisp-cooked
    Green leaf lettuce, for serving
    Hy-Vee bread and butter sweet pickle slices, optional

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Large bowl
    • Meat thermometer


    1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
    2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, crackers, 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce, garlic powder and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties, about 8 ounces each.
    3. Grill patties on a well-greased rack for 12 to 14 minutes or until internal temperature of patties reaches 160 degrees, turning once halfway through. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, top patties with Muenster and smoked Gouda cheese, and place buns, cut sides down, on grill directly over heat to lightly toast. Remove from grill; let patties rest for 5 minutes.
    4. Serve patties on buns with remaining 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, tomatoes, red onion, bacon, lettuce and, if desired, pickle slices.

    Nutrition facts


    1060 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 62g
    • Cholesterol: 225mg
    • Sodium: 1380mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 51g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 20%
    Vitamin C 10%
    Iron 45%
    Calcium 45%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Summer 2016.