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Cowboy Burgers topped with Onion Rings

These Cowboy Burgers have lots of smoky flavor and are topped with bbq sauce, onion rings, and bacon.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 705kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound ground chuck 80% lean
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Stubb's Sweet Black Pepper Anytime Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Stubb's Beef Rub
  • 4 slices cheese (cheddar provolone, or swiss)
  • 4 buns
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • Stubb's Original BBQ Sauce
  • 8 slices bacon cooked

Onion Rings

  • 2 sweet onions peeled and cut into 1/3-inch slices
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups cold beer
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine ground chuck, salt, and Sweet Black Pepper Sauce in a bowl and mix. Form into 4 patties. Sprinkle patties with Beef Rub.
  • Grill burgers on a medium hot grill for about 5 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness. Top with cheese slices just before removing from grill.
  • To make onion rings. whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until light and frothy. Whisk in beer and water.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry and whisk just until combined.
  • Heat about 2 inches of Vegetable oil in a Dutch oven to 375 degrees.
  • Separate onions into rings and dip in batter.
  • Fry in batches until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and season lightly with salt.
  • Pile burgers, lettuce, and bacon on buns. Top with 2 to 3 onion rings and bbq sauce and serve.


Calories: 705kcal