Western BBQ Burger

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The Western BBQ Burger is a hearty creation boasting cowboy butter and twin cheeseburger patties crowned with tomato, onion rings, bacon, and jalapeno peppers, generously drenched in barbecue sauce. It’s a robust twist on Burger King’s classic, promising a flavorful adventure for the taste buds!

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Western BBQ Burger

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Ground Beef: Opt for 80% lean, 20% fat (80/20) ground beef or ground chuck. Leaner options are suitable as well.
  • Seasonings: Hamburger seasoning, seasoned salt, and garlic powder are used to season the ground beef.
  • Hamburger Buns: Select your preferred type of hamburger buns. Ensure the hamburger patties are slightly larger than the buns before cooking, as they will shrink.
  • Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese is recommended for its rich flavor, but feel free to use your favorite cheese or omit it altogether.
  • Cowboy Butter: A delightful flavored butter that adds a touch of the Wild West to any dish. It serves as a dip, spread, and, of course, a key ingredient in the Western BBQ Burger.
  • Toppings: Elevating the original rodeo burger, this version includes onion rings, barbecue sauce, tomatoes, bacon, and jalapeno peppers for an explosion of flavors in every bite.

Western BBQ Burger

Can I Prepare Western BBQ Burgers in Advance?

Absolutely! Given the various components, it’s wise to prepare in advance. Form the seasoned ground beef patties and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Additionally, cowboy butter and bacon can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to five days.

Western BBQ Burger

How to Store Western BBQ Burgers

Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Western BBQ Burger


  • 1 pound ground beef (454 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon hamburger seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 recipe cowboy butter
  • 2 slices beefsteak tomato
  • 6 medium onion rings, prepared
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin rounds
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, hamburger seasoning, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. Mix until just combined.
  2. Divide the ground beef mixture into four equal portions (4 ounces each). Shape each portion into a thin patty, slightly larger than the hamburger buns. Press a shallow indentation in the center of each patty to prevent bulging.
  3. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. For medium-done burgers, the internal temperature should be 145°F-150°F (63°C-66°C). For medium-well, cook to 150°F-165°F (66°C-74°C).
  5. Just before removing the burgers from the heat, place a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty to melt.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, lightly toast the hamburger buns in a separate pan or in the oven.


  1. Spread a generous amount of cowboy butter on the bottom half of each toasted bun.
  2. Top with a tomato slice, 2 cheeseburger patties, 3 onion rings, half of the crumbled bacon, and jalapeno slices. Drizzle with barbecue sauce.
  3. Add any desired garnishes, top with the remaining bun, and serve warm.


Air Fryer Instructions:

For those preferring air frying, cook the hamburger patties at 370°F (187°C) for 6-9 minutes, flipping halfway through. Add cheese slices in the final minute of cooking to melt.

Western BBQ Burger

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