This recipe has been derived over the years starting with the way that my mom used to make hamburgers. She would always add liquid smoke, garlic powder, a few other spices and real onions to her hamburger mix and then grill them.
I heard of the Lipton Onion Soup burgers several years later and tried them but they just didn’t have the flavors that I remembered or was expecting.
After a few revisions, I came up with this recipe which has become a family favorite. It is actually very simple and even my wife, Karen, who is not a beef-eater, just loves them and sometimes craves them.
Here is my recipe for Barbecued Frank-Burgers.
What you will need:
2 pounds of ground chuck (will have less fat)
1/4 cup Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (I Prefer this over the others)
1/2 packet Always Save Onion Dip & Soup Mix
2 Tablespoons dried onions
Honey Barbecue Sauce
Put the ground chuck in a bowl and sprinkle the onion soup mix and dried onions over the meat. Pour the Worcestershire sauce over the meat mixture and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Then separate the mix into 8 quarter pound patties.
Heat your grill to 350 degrees and grill the patties about 6 minutes on each side. After you turn the patties the first time, baste that side with the Honey BBQ sauce and let the other side grill for about 6 minutes.
Flip the patties and baste the second side while letting the first side caramelize for about 2 minutes. Then flip and let the other side caramelize for 2 minutes. Finally baste both sides one final time and remove from the grill.
Serve with your favorite side dish.
Note – If you want to kick the burgers up a notch, I add a sprinkle of my steak rub with the onion soup mix.