Carolina Barbecue Burgers --
  • Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  2. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup beer
  4. 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  5. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  6. 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  7. 4 toasted hamburger buns, split


  1. To prepare barbecue sauce, combine brown sugar, beer, mustard and vinegar in small saucepan; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 17 minutes until thickened and reduced in to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.
  2. Lightly shape Ground Beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place bun, cut sides down, on grid.  Grill until lightly toasted.
  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce on bottom of each bun; top with burger.  Evenly top burgers with cabbage.  Evenly spoon remaining sauce over cabbage.  Close sandwiches.   
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • Packaged coleslaw mix or shredded lettuce may be substituted for the shredded cabbage.

    Top shredded cabbage with fried dill pickle chips, if desired.
Comments (0)
Usage Guidelines.