Juicy, Cheesy BBQ Cheeseburgers Recipe

Juicy Cheesy BBQ CheeseburgersSummer is here and what is better than a juicy burger to celebrate?  This recipe uses a lot of the ingredients I use for my Favorite Meatloaf but with a few tweaks.  Make them on the grill or on the stove top and add your favorite toppings!  The leftover patty mixture can be used to make a meatloaf too!

*I always just “wing” the amounts of each ingredient I use the first time I make anything, so tweak the recipe amounts to your liking if necessary!



1 lb of Lean Ground Beef

1 Onion, Diced

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Grated Cheese

1/3 Cup of your Favorite BBQ Sauce

1/3 Seasoned Panko Crumbs/ Breadcrumbs

1 Tsp Pepper

1 Tsp Garlic Salt

2-3 Tbsp Cold Water per lb of meat (Optional)

By adding water, it replaces the moisture that escapes during the cooking process and keeps the burger juicy.


Cheese Slices





Condiments- Relish, Ketchup, Mustard etc


In a large bowl, beat the egg then add the rest of the ingredients, adding the ground beef last and in chunks, mix well.  Try not to handle the meat too much- the more you work with it, the tougher it gets.

If the mixture seems too wet, add more of the breadcrumbs.  Form the patties and using your thumb, make a circular indent in the middle.  This helps keep the burger from puffing out while cooking.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until it is sizzling.  If cooking them on a grill, make sure to use a lightly greased, clean grill pan- these are quite juicy and may fall apart easily so the pan will save you a lot of clean up time.

Place the patty in the skillet, indent side up.  Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.  Try not to touch the patty! Don’t squish it down with a spatula, or pierce with a fork etc. The less you touch it, the juicier it will be.

Right before flipping, add a tiny pinch of sea salt.  Adding salt beforehand sucks the moisture out of the patty, leaving it less juicy.  Flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes.  With two minutes remaining, add a slice of cheese to the top of the patty.

Toast burger buns and add margarine to each side.  Assemble your burger using any condiment and toppings you wish and enjoy!  I always love to use avocados, tomatoes and lettuce because they are a refreshing, healthy addition.

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What are your favorite things to grill during the summer?  Any other tips on making the perfect, juicy, burger?  Comment below and let me know!



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  1. I came to your blog to see your pregnancy announcement pic (so cute by the way) and the first thing I saw was your amazing Cheeseburgers!! I’m too hungry and first trimester-y to deal with it at 9.30am! Will definitely revisit later though as it looks soooo good!

    1. Aw thank you so much! I’m sorry to have added to the first trimester food dilemmas- I know there are quite a few 😉 Thanks so much for commenting and I hope your pregnancy is going smoothly so far and continues to do so!

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