Carolina Barbecue Burgers
Lean grilled beef burgers are served on buns with a cider and mustard-based barbecue sauce and thinly sliced cabbage.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
- ¼cup packed brown sugar
- ¼cup beer
- ¼cup yellow mustard
- ¼cup cider vinegar
- 1cup thinly sliced cabbage
- 4hamburger buns, split and toasted
Step 1To 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 to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.
Step 2Lightly 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 degrees F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place bun, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted.
Step 3Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce on bottom of each bun; top with burger. Evenly top burgers with cabbage. Evenly spoon remaining sauce over cabbage. Close sandwiches.