Monday, August 30, 2010

Barbeque Burgers

Have a super busy day planned? You know.. like every other day! Well this is a super easy and super delish crock pot dinner to whip up. Your family will be sure to love the burger that's simmered in this homemade quick bbq sauce! Recipe can be reduced or doubled for larger/smaller amounts of burgers cooked. Want to cut your time even further? Have a store bought bbq sauce that you love already? Just skip the bbq sauce portion of this recipe and use your favorite sauce instead.

Burger Tip: When pan frying, grilling, or making burgers of any key is to not over handle the meat while forming your patties.  Handle as little as possible and as gently as possible. Over working the meat while shaping toughens the meat creating a dense patty with a hockey puck turn out!
Pan Fry Burger Tip: If your like me, our family does alot of outdoor grilling during the summer months. Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to give up a great burger! To pan fry burgers, again...handle lightly so the patties stay tender, in skillet on high heat, sear your seasoned burgers on each side. Once they have good color on each side, turn your heat down to low and place a lid on the top of your skillet and finish cooking, turning occasionally. By using the lid you are going to create steam...steaming your burgers creates a very moist burger! Want to add a deep beef flavor to your burgers? Dissolve 1/2 beef bouillon cube in 1/4 cup water and pour over burgers before placing a lid on top.

6 Tablespoons brown sugar
6 Tablespoons vinegar
2 cups ketchup
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 pounds ground beef
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper

Mix brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce together and pour half of the sauce in crock pot.

Mix salt, pepper with the raw hamburger. Form into patties and lay in hot skillet. Sear burgers on each side until a nice browning is on each. (hamburgers will still not be cooked in the centers, this is ok!) Remove seared patties to the crockpot and lay on the sauce. Burgers can be stacked if needed. 

Pour remaining sauce over the top of the stacked burgers, cover with crock pot lid and turn on low for 2-4 hours or warm all day.  Serve on hamburger buns.

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