Justin’s Famous BBQ Burgers

Ok, well they are famous only in a few houses, but they are so good. I won’t eat burgers when we go out anymore because of this.

I don’t even remember where we got the idea, but one night, probably six years ago, we decided we wanted to try to do something different with our burgers to give them more flavor. We took a look in our pantry to see what we had and found some barbecue seasoning and sauce leftover from other meals. So we started mixing things and came up with this recipe for burgers, and they are ah-maz-ing!
Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Start by dividing up your ground beef for the hamburger patties. You need to do a little bit of math here to figure out what size burgers you want. We usually make 1/3 pound burgers for the adults, and 1/4 pounders for the kids.

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

In one small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, bbq seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add the bbq sauce to a separate small bowl. Roll each piece of ground beef into a ball, then coat with bread crumb mixture and work that into the meat.

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Next, roll the meat into the bbq sauce and work that into the meat as well. Then flatten the beef out into the shape of a hamburger patty.

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Justin’s expert advice: Once you shape the hamburgers, use your thumb to make in intend in the center of the patty to help them keep a better size while they are grilling. If we forget to do this, they end up more like a hockey puck than a hamburger!

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Repeat this with each piece of ground beef. Then grill over medium heat until they reach your desired doneness, making sure to flip at least once. If you want a cheeseburger, add a slice of cheese in the last minute of cooking, just enough so that the cheese melts.

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Serve on a hamburger bun with toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc. There’s no wrong way to eat a hamburger, just pile on what you like and go for it!

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, ground beef, sandwich
Servings: 6
5 from 5 votes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp bbq seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Desired toppings


  • Separate ground beef into six pieces to make 1/3 pound burgers
  • In bowl, combine bread crumbs, BBQ seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder
  • Put BBQ sauce in separate bowl
  • Roll each section of ground beef in bowl with crumbs and work into ground beef
  • Add to bowl of BBQ sauce and work this into the meat
  • Shape each piece into a hamburger patty
  • Grill to desired doneness
  • Serve on buns with desired toppings
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Justin's Famous BBQ Burgers

14 thoughts on “Justin’s Famous BBQ Burgers”

  1. I am DROOLING – HARD RIGHT NOW!!! I sooooooo want a burger today. But I wanna grill it myself! I have to wait a week and BAM, then I will be able to!

  2. What a cool kid. He’s got my heart. My son has been making his own lunch lately. Maybe we will have chefs!!

  3. You’ll never see me turning down a burger!! I love the extra BBQ spin on these. They look SO good. Can’t wait to grill them up this summer!

  4. We love making burgers at home and grilling them. I especially like cooking my kiddos, so I loved seeing the pictures. These look great.

  5. Tonya Michelle

    What a talented kid you got there! I will definitely try the thumb print in the patty tip. No one likes a hockey puck burger!

  6. Wow! Absolutely looks yummy and this makes me hungry, I reallylove the recipe Im sure my hubby wouldlove this too

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