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The Classic BBQ Burger. A Seasoned and Seared Patty with BBQ Sauce on a Buttered Toasted bun with Onions, Pickles. Pick your BBQ Sauce & Toppings and let that Belly Smile.

The BBQ Burger is meant to be cooked on the BBQ or Grill or even in a smoker, which produces a Fantastic Patty. But there is nothing to stop you from doing this on the Stove top or oven, either. If you use the Berry BBQ Sauce or the Smokey version of Pappy BBQ Sauce, you will still get that Wonderful Smokey flavor or just add liquid smoke to your favorite BBQ Sauce.

Standard Burger Information

Check out my post on How to Make Burgers. Which discusses how to make the Burger Patties, their Sizes, How to cook, and the Seasonings for Burger Patties. Other topics include Toasting the Buns and Wrapping the Burgers, as well as freezing the Patties.

It’s an informative post outlining the various components that come together to create your burger. The Toppings & Sauces are up to you.

Hamburger Seasoning

For the Hamburger Seasoning, you can use the regular Salt & Pepper, or in this case, since we are doing up BBQ Burgers, use a BBQ Seasoning or Rub.

One that I use quite frequently is the Salt & Pepper Chicken one, listed below, to season the burgers.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

BBQ Burger Sauce

The BBQ sauce I use for this Recipe is either Berry BBQ Sauce or Pappy BBQ Sauce. Make this up in advance and set it aside to use on the burgers when assembling. Use any BBQ sauce you would like. Another is HP BBQ Sauce. It all depends on the mood I’m in.

I use to Brush the BBQ Sauce on after the Burgers are seared on both sides. Cooked in and then brushed again to build a BBQ Sauce Lacquer. However, I find that just cooking the burger patties up and letting people choose their BBQ Sauce and Toppings is a much more convenient way and a better way of delivering a particular BBQ Burger the way they like it.

Bottled Pappy BBQ Sauce
Bottled Pappy BBQ Sauce

BBQ Burger Toppings

Onions and Pickles are used to top or bottom the Hamburger off. Coleslaw is another additional topping you could use as well. Which works really well with the BBQ Burger.

Cut the Onions into slivers. The Pickles can be sliced across or lengthwise.

Other toppings to include are Cheese Slices, Bacon, Crispy Fried Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, or whatever else you may like.

Pappy BBQ Burger with Air Fried French Fries
Pappy BBQ Burger with Air Fried French Fries
Pappy BBQ Burger

BBQ Burger

The Classic BBQ Burger Slathered with BBQ Sauce topped with Onions, Pickles, Optionally Coleslaw and Sauced with Mayo or White BBQ Sauce.
Servings: 1 Burger
Prep5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes


  • 1 Hamburger Bun
  • 1 90 g Burger Patty
  • Hamburger Seasoning or BBQ Seasoning
  • 1-2 Tbl BBQ Sauce - – See Notes


  • Onions Slivered
  • Sliced Pickles


  • Place Waxed paper on a plate to wrap the burger when done. Prepare the Toppings & Sauce.
  • Butter and Toast the Buns. Sear and Cook the Patty, seasoning the cooked side with your seasoning.
  • Assemble the Burger starting with the Heel
    Burger Patty
    Slivered Onions
    BBQ Sauce
    Wrap and let sit 5 minutes or keep warm in the oven.


Pappy BBQ Sauce – gives a very sweet BBQ Burger
Berry BBQ Sauce – gives a very tangy BBQ Burger with smoke flavor
HP BBQ Sauce – gives a well rounded out umami-rich flavor BBQ Burger
Course: BBQ, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Barbeque Burger, BBQ Burger
Author: JAH

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