Cowboy Burgers

Cowboy Burgers

Makes 4


1 ⅓ lbs. Kowalski's Certified Akaushi 85% Lean Ground Chuck
- kosher salt and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste
¼ cup (approx.) Kowalski's Organic Black Garlic BBQ Sauce, plus more for serving
4 thin slices Cheddar, American or pepper jack cheese
4 Kowalski's Sweet Egg Buns (from the Bakery Department), lightly toasted
4 slices Kowalski's Smoked Bacon, cooked crisp and kept warm, for topping
- prepared frozen onion rings or canned french fried onions, for topping
- toppings, to taste: leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion and Kowalski's Crinkle-Cut Dill Pickles (from the Grocery Department)
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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; clean grill grates.
  2. Using clean hands, form beef into 4 patties; sprinkle evenly on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill burgers over direct heat, covered, until done (4-5 min. per side), turning twice and brushing each side with a bit of BBQ sauce in the last 2 min. of cooking.
  4. Remove from heat; top each burger with a slice of cheese. Tent loosely with foil; let rest for 3-5 min.
  5. Serve burgers on buns with bacon, onion rings and other desired toppings; drizzle with additional BBQ sauce to taste.


  • Select whole-grain or whole-wheat burger buns for a fiber boost. Most of us only get half the fiber we need in a day.