Game Day Burgers with Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Super Bowl Grilling Series

Championship football is here, and it's the most exciting part of winter because the Super Bowl Grilling Series is back. Left with the best of the best battling it out to win it all, these epic moments call for celebration, enthusiasm, and delicious food straight from the grill.

Just in time for the festivities, here is Game Day Burgers with Homemade Barbecue Sauce. Featuring a lip-smacking combination of sweetness and smoky flavors, this homemade sauce is perfect for any occasion and adds a delightful touch to these burgers. We enjoy grilling burgers in the winter because they are quick and flavorful, making it easy to enjoy a second round during halftime.

To make the sauce, combine ketchup, brown sugar, honey, molasses, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and liquid smoke in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. For the burger patties, mix ground beef with a combination of barbecue sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper, quick-cooking oats, and a lightly beaten egg.

Grill the patties over medium heat to your desired doneness, brushing them with barbecue sauce during the last two minutes for a delicious caramelized finish. Serve them on toasted buns with additional sauce and your favorite toppings.

There's nothing quite like enjoying a juicy cheeseburger in one hand, with sauce dripping down your arm like a river, while the other hand is raised in celebration as your team advances down the field. So, get the grill fired up and make sure to have plenty of napkins – this is the Super Bowl Grilling Series.

Makes 6 burgers

Game Day Burgers with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Toppings of your choice


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Game Day Burgers with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 cup barbecue sauce to serve with burgers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, 1/4 cup of the remaining barbecue sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper, and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice and reserved barbecue sauce.


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