BBQ Burger Patties

These smoky and flavorful bbq burger patties are the perfect base for your favorite barbecue-style burgers.
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Tired of using store-bought or frozen burger patties? Take your burgers to a whole new level with our recipe for homemade BBQ Burger Patties!

BBQ burger patties topped with American cheese

This patty recipe is super tasty, especially for smoky barbecue-style burgers. We love using these patties for our Pub Burger and our backyard cookout BBQ sliders! Load these up with some cheese, bacon, and other savory toppings and you’ve got a classic restaurant-style burger to enjoy!

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BBQ Burger Patties

This smoky and flavorful patty is the perfect base for your favorite barbecue-style burgers.
Servings 3 patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes



  • 1 lb ground beef 80% lean
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Dash liquid smoke
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Form meat into three equal-sized balls.
  • Flatten and shape burger patties until they are about 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick.*

Cooking On Cast Iron

  • Preheat cast iron pan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer patties to cast iron pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Flip patties and cook for another 2-3 minutes, adding cheese immediately if desired.
  • Check for doneness. Remove from heat and serve.

Cooking On A Skillet

  • Add about 1 tbsp vegetable oil to a skillet and heat on medium-high.
  • Transfer patties to skillet and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • Flip patties and cook for another 5-6 minutes, topping with cheese 2-3 minutes into cooking if desired.


  • Preheat grill on medium-high.
  • Transfer patties to grill and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • Flip patties and cook for another 5-6 minutes, topping with cheese 2-3 minutes into cooking if desired.


Tip: We use this Cuisinart burger press to get the perfect patties every time! It helps us make sure they have the same size and thickness so that they cook at the same rate.
Freezing option: You can prep a bunch of these burger patties at once and freeze them for easy grilling later on! After shaping, we like to individually wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in a large freezer bag. (The plastic wrap will prevent them from sticking to each other. Alternatively, you can use squares of wax paper between the patties.) They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 months – just make sure to label them with the date so you know when to use them by!
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 413kcal
Course: Dinner, Ingredients, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue sauce, grilling, ground beef, summer, worcestershire


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg

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