2 lbs ground beef
1 red onion
sweet BBQ sauce (we used GMG Cattle Drive)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp GMG beef rub
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp ground pepper
1 lb bacon
Caramelized Onion BBQ Burger
High temperatures and sugar tend to make a crispy sweet glaze around anything you cook. This method for searing the onions at a high temperature adds the best flavor to any burger.
-Preheat the grill to 500 degrees.
-Put your ground beef, egg, and spices in a large bowl and mix it well.
-Pack together 3-5 thick hamburger patties tightly and set them aside.
-Cut your red onion into 4-5 thick slices and pull apart the onion slices into a few solid rings.
-Coat the onion rings with a light layer of your favorite BBQ sauce, then sprinkle brown sugar over the top and bottom.
-Place the burger patties, bacon, and onion rings on your smoker and grill them hot and fast.
-After your first flip on the burgers (7-10 minutes in,) place a generous amount of cheddar cheese on each patty. Be sure to flip the onions once as well.
-Place the probe in your thickest burger patty and pull at 135 degrees for medium rare.
-We made our burger with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, brown sugar caramelized onions, and a light layer of extra BBQ sauce.