We were recently sent samples of Stubb’s marinades, sauces and rubs. We have been trying the different recipes that we think would be great for tailgating and will be sharing them here along with photos of how they turned out when we cooked them. First up is a great American tailgating tradition: Hamburgers. This one has a smokey and spicy kick to it.
- 2.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/4 cup Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Stubb’s Beef Marinade
- 1/4 tsp. Stubb’s Mesquite Liquid Smoke (optional)
- 1 tsp Stubb’s Beef Rub
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into slices
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Bacon slices, cooked crisp
- Onion Rolls or Hamburger Buns
- Toppings of your choice
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Bar-B-Q sauce, Stubb’s Beef Marinade, liquid smoke (optional) and Stubb’s Beef Spice Rub. Use your hands to mix well. Once combined, separate the mixture to make six patties. Make a slight indent with your thumb in middle of each patty to keep it from swelling while on the grill.
Prepare your grill for direct medium-heat cooking. Lightly oil the grates and place your burger on the grill, indent side up. Cook burgers for 12-14 minutes or until preferred doneness (160°F) turning once during cooking. While burgers are cooking, add the onion slices to the grill and cook until lightly charred and soft, turning once. Also toast the buns.
To serve, top burgers with Bar-B-Q sauce, bacon, grilled onion and shredded cheese. Add additional toppings to your liking.
PARKING LOT TIP: To cook the bacon for this burger, we would suggest frying the bacon slices on a Sizzle-Q.