A flavorful grilled burger with cheese and cilantro on toasted sourdough. A family favorite.

Anna
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a grill for medium heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate.

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  • In a medium bowl, lightly mix together the ground beef, barbeque sauce and garlic powder. Separate into 4 portions and flatten into patties.

  • Grill the burgers for about 8 minutes per side, or until well done. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger and allow it to melt for a minute. Press chopped cilantro into the melted cheese on each burger. Serve burgers on toasted sourdough bread topped with lettuce and tomato. Feel free to use other condiments to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

561.4 calories; 32.7 g protein; 53.5 g carbohydrates; 96.3 mg cholesterol; 1250.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
I typically try and follow the recipe exactly but I'll admit that the reviews scared me a bit too much on this one to do that. I went ahead and measured out a cup of barbecue sauce but only added a little bit at a time until I had the perfect consistency. I ended up using right at 3/4 cup and it was perfect. We really enjoyed these burgers. Instead of plain Monterey Jack I kicked it up a notch with Pepper Jack. Even though I think plain ole tomatoes would have been perfect hubby doesn't like them so I just added a couple tablespoons of salsa to each burger instead. I think the key to this recipe is to use your absolute favorite bbq sauce and not just any that are on special that week. My sauce of choice is Kansas City's own Gates. These were delish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/15/2007
1 cup of barbeque sauce was way too much - it made something more akin to sloppy joe's than hamburgers. The "burgers" crumbled and fell apart from the excess liquid. Due to the weather I cooked them on the stovetop instead of a grill so perhaps that made a difference but I'd suggest cutting the bbq sauce at least in half. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
I typically try and follow the recipe exactly but I'll admit that the reviews scared me a bit too much on this one to do that. I went ahead and measured out a cup of barbecue sauce but only added a little bit at a time until I had the perfect consistency. I ended up using right at 3/4 cup and it was perfect. We really enjoyed these burgers. Instead of plain Monterey Jack I kicked it up a notch with Pepper Jack. Even though I think plain ole tomatoes would have been perfect hubby doesn't like them so I just added a couple tablespoons of salsa to each burger instead. I think the key to this recipe is to use your absolute favorite bbq sauce and not just any that are on special that week. My sauce of choice is Kansas City's own Gates. These were delish! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
I typically try and follow the recipe exactly but I'll admit that the reviews scared me a bit too much on this one to do that. I went ahead and measured out a cup of barbecue sauce but only added a little bit at a time until I had the perfect consistency. I ended up using right at 3/4 cup and it was perfect. We really enjoyed these burgers. Instead of plain Monterey Jack I kicked it up a notch with Pepper Jack. Even though I think plain ole tomatoes would have been perfect hubby doesn't like them so I just added a couple tablespoons of salsa to each burger instead. I think the key to this recipe is to use your absolute favorite bbq sauce and not just any that are on special that week. My sauce of choice is Kansas City's own Gates. These were delish! Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
05/14/2007
1 cup of barbeque sauce was way too much - it made something more akin to sloppy joe's than hamburgers. The "burgers" crumbled and fell apart from the excess liquid. Due to the weather I cooked them on the stovetop instead of a grill so perhaps that made a difference but I'd suggest cutting the bbq sauce at least in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2007
The sloppy joes tasted good but for burgers I would also recommend only 1/2 c. barbecue sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
Very very tasty! Here is what I altered though... instead of grilling them I used my electric griddle. I also used turkey meat instead of beef so I had to put some bread crumbs in it to keep the pattys from falling apart. Also I only used 1/4 cup of bbq sauce. Last change I made was I minced the cilantro and mixed with the meat instead of just garnishing the top of the cheese. Turned out great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
mmm super yummy - made with Trader Joe's bbq sauce which is the best bbq sauce ever! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2007
this was good but next time i will use a bit less bbq sauce- the burgers has trouble sticking together Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
I judged how much BBQ sauce to use base on how well I thought the burgers would hold so probably about 1/2 cup. I also grounded up a few slices of apple-wood smoked bacon added saute onions and garlic..What flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
i wish i'd made more! this was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
Delicious!!! I love cilantro so this caught my eye. I mixed up homemade bbq sauce made of brown sugar ketchup mustard apple cider vinegar and worchestershire sauce. My maid chopped up garlic and cilantro and accidentally added to the sauce. It came out amazing!!! Yes they are a little crumbly and you have to be careful but so worth the effort! I reseved extra sauce to put on the bun also. Read More
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