Barbecue Spice Burgers Recipe

grillmag July 15, 2016 0
Barbecue Spice Burgers Recipe


  • 5-6 ounces coarse ground beef (per burger)
For the BBQ Spice Mix (seasons up to 8 burgers)
  • 1 tbsp Windsor kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated (or powdered) garlic
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
For the tempura onions
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 egg
  • Canola oil for frying
For the Garlic Sriracha Mayo
  • ½ head roasted garlic
  • ½ cup plain mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch Winsor kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce (or to taste)
You will also need
  • 3 slices of bacon for each burger
  • sliced tomato
  • lettuce
  • sliced Cheddar or Havarti cheese
  • Kaiser rolls or burger buns of your choice.


  1. Coarsely grind the beef and form into patties.
To make the BBQ Spice mix
  1. Simply add all the ingredients to a jar and shake well.
  2. Store any unused seasoning in an airtight container.
To make the tempura batter
  1. Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  2. Whisk in the egg and cold water.
  3. Heat about an inch of canola oil in a heavy bottomed pot unit it reaches 350 degrees F on a cooking thermometer.
  4. Toss the opinion pieces into additional flour and then into the batter before adding to the hot oil.
  5. Fry for only a minute or two until golden brown.
  6. Hold the cooked onion pieces on a wire rack in a warm oven until ready to use.
To prepare the Garlic Sriracha Mayo
  1. Mash the garlic into a paste with a fork and stir it through the mayonnaise along with the apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and Sriracha sauce.
To put the burgers together
  1. Grill the burgers over medium high flame for about 4 minutes a side.
  2. Add the cheese to the burgers after they have been flipped.
  3. Toast the burger buns and add a bacon blanket to the bottom half of the bum before adding the cooked beef patty.
  4. Add the tempura onions, tomato, Garlic Sriracha Mayo and lettuce and then the top bun.

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