Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Cooking - Barbeque Burgers

Weekend Cooking is Hosted by Beth @ Beth Fish Reads

There are a few recipes that bring back serious childhood memories for me: homemade biscuits with a slice of American cheese melted in the middle for breakfast, tenderized and fried venison and rice, ground chuck roast with carrots and potatoes, and the subject of this week's Weekend Cooking, Barbeque Burgers.

This is a quick meal that my mom used to make for us when we really didn't feel like hamburgers (the same ole same ole routine), but she needed a quick fix for supper or maybe even for a weekend lunch.
I had forgotten all about this simple recipe until my mom made it for my kids at her house.  They all were lickin their fingers, and a lightbulb went off in my head.

I start with a pan sprayed well with no-stick spray.
No-stick spray is one of those things I cannot live without.

Then I put my burger patties in, salt and pepper them and brown both sides.

After the burgers are browned on both sides, I drain off the grease.

And add the barbeque sauce...Kraft Honey flavored is my favorite store bought brand.

I actually use an entire small bottle of the barbeque sauce to coat all the burgers really well.

Then I put the lid on the pan and turn down the heat so that the burgers can soak up some of that flavor from the sauce as they finish cooking all the way through.

I flip the burgers again about half way through the "soaking" process...

About this time the smells are wafting through the house, and my kids start making these kind of faces and tummies start to growl...including my own!

This is what barbeque burgers look like when they are done.

I serve them with fries or with PW's Potato Skins, which are another family favorite.
The kids make the burgers however they want.
The Head of My Household eats his plain on a bun, several of us eat them on a bun with a little mayo, and my firstborn puts cheese on hers.

I don't understand the cheese part, but each to her own :)

Happy Cooking!


  1. I like a cheeseburger -- even BBQ'd too. I never thought of doing BBQ on the stovetop. Great idea.

  2. OMG I love the gorgeous black cat in your header! Reminds me of our belated tomcat... :(

    Those potatoes in the picture look very interesting as well!

  3. Very timely...I was thinking about having burgers tonight! Off to check the availability of BBQ sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Yum, those look and sound delicious! I may try those, however, my picky boy probably doesn't like bbq sauce. He likes NO flavor or sauce on anything. ::sigh::: I'll keep trying.

  5. Those look delicious! Yes, I will try them! And I will probably put cheese on mine too. I like cheese on almost everything!

    I still have not started a book for this year, although that is one of my resolutions. I am doing the 90 Day Read the Bible challenge, and that is taking all of my "free reading" time. I was really hoping that I could read the 15 chapters a day of the Bible AND start a really good book.....I guess I just need to dive in! I have chosen LIttle Women for my first "classic" book to read this year.

    Have a great day!

  6. gnoegnoe, Thanks! That gorgeous black cat is actually sitting beside me in bed as I type this morning :) That's my buddy Uh-Oh :):)

    Paula, sometimes I throw an extra burger or two into another skillet just in case someone isn't in the mood for youngest sometimes would rather eat plain.

    Roan, you asked me for this recipe many moons ago and I'm just now getting it out there...:( You couldn't have picked a better classic to start with. I soooo loved Little Women. I wasn't as crazy about Little Men which is one reason it's taking me so long to finish my review, but hopefully Jo's Boys will be better. You should also take a look at some of Alcott's poetry...I'm not a poetry fan but hers is so honest and so full of family, love, home etc.

  7. These look good. One of daughters puts BBQ sauce on just about everything... I'm sure she would love these.

  8. What a great idea for a change in burgers. I'll bet your mom invented them out of desperation to try something new and quick. I'm going to give them a try too.

  9. I've not done burgers quite this way. I cook them in the pan, but then I add a can of cream of mushroom soup thinned with a half can of water. Then I let them 'soak' while cooking the rice. For some reason my family loves this.