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Smoky BBQ Cheddar Burger

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • BBQ Grill


Smoky Chipotle BBQ Sauce: (one pint)

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 8 ounces lager beer
  • 2 ounce jar diced pimiento peppers
  • 1/2 cup canned chipotle chile peppers with adobo sauce
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter to reduce foaming

Creamy Slaw: (one quart)

  • 1/2 head green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue rub
  • 4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese sliced
  • 8 ounces pulled pork
  • 3 sandwich buns


Barbecue Sauce:

  • Place onion, garlic, beer, pimientos and chipotle peppers in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Puree mixture until smooth.
  • Place puree in a pan with the remaining sauce ingredients and simmer until thick and reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally.

Creamy Slaw:

  • Combine ingredients and chill for at least one hour.


  • Mix bbq rub into beef and divide into three portions, shaping each into a patty.
  • Grill over moderate heat until centers reach 160F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Top with cheese and warm until cheese melts.
  • Serve burgers on toasted sandwich buns topped with warmed pulled pork tossed with chipotle bbq sauce and topped with coleslaw as desired.
  • Store unused portions of slaw and sauce in fridge. Sauce can be frozen or keeps about one week,


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Burgers, Homemade BBQ Sauce, Slaw for BBQ sandwiches
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