Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

A Double BBQ Cheddar Burger made with two juicy beef patties seasoned with McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, and a gracious dollop of sweet BBQ sauce. It just sounds like it’s going to be good — and it is! Perfect for placing on the grill anytime for family and friends.

Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

Grilling was such a huge part of my childhood and brings me back to the time when I was younger and spent many summer days at the beach with my family. I still can visualize my father at the grill as the kids ran in and out of the water — and only returning when it was time to eat.

My father would wear a straw safari jungle hat standing over the grill, and he would call us when it was time to enjoy his tasty BBQ burgers. Simply prepared, I prep my burgers in the same way today.

A few quick tips when making burgers:

  • Don’t over mix your beef when blending in other ingredients. This results in a tough burger.
  • Don’t overcook your beef. This will dry out your burger.
  • Don’t season your beef too early. Seasoning just before cooking will help to add flavor to the beef.
Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

This Double BBQ Cheddar Burger is a straightforward burger recipe and takes no time to make. All you need is a little salt, pepper, Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning (a blend of sweet brown sugar, bourbon, red bell pepper, and spices), and you are halfway there.

This recipe begins with the beef, and you can either choose slightly fattier ground beef or go lean. Fattier beef tends to bring more moisture, but even if you decide to go lean, you won’t lose out on flavor.

How to make a Double BBQ Cheddar Burger:

You will start by adding your beef into a large bowl and break it into chunks. Season evenly with salt, pepper, and McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning.

Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

Using your hands, mix your seasonings into the meat and begin to create your patties. Once formed, top off each patty with an extra layer of brown sugar bourbon seasoning to bring home the flavor in each bite.

Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

You can cook your burgers on your outside grill; however, if you don’t have one at home, no worries. A cast-iron grill pan is your best bet. It’s heavy and will conduct the ideal amount of heat. You can also use a broiler pan. I opt for a cast iron when the weather keeps me from using my grill.

Once you flip your burger, spread your shredded (or sliced) cheddar cheese over the top of each patty. Cover the pan to help melt your cheese.

After that, you can start to build your burger to your preference. Make sure you don’t forget your BBQ sauce for your metaphorical cherry on top. Condiments are all about individual preferences, so make sure you load your burger up with your favorites, including tomatoes, lettuce, jalapeños, etc.

Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

Remember, this recipe is fantastic for family and friend gatherings, whether you’re standing over the grill (or in the kitchen).

It doesn’t take a lot of work to create a bold tasting burger. When your family and friends ask how you pulled it off, tell them it was the McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning. 🙂

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Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

Double BBQ Cheddar Burger

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Kosher


A Double BBQ Cheddar Burger made with two juicy beef patties seasoned and grilled to perfection, topped with cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 burger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • BBQ sauce


  1. In a large bowl, add ground beef and break it into chunks.
  2. Add salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp of Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Form into patties. Top off with 1 tbsp of Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning.
  4. Heat a gas grill to high or a cast iron grill (paid link) pan to medium-high heat. 
  5. Cook each patty on each side for 2-3 minutes (see notes). Flip, add cheese, and cover to allow the cheese to melt. Remove the burger from the heat and allow to rest for a few minutes. 
  6. Build a burger with preferred condiments.



Grill 3 minutes on each side for a medium-rare plus temperature. For medium-rare, adjust to 2 minutes on each side.

Allowing the cooked patties to rest for a few minutes allows the burgers to cook a little more while the juices inside redistribute.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 747
  • Sugar: 23.4g
  • Sodium: 1276mg
  • Fat: 17.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.7g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 76.3g
  • Cholesterol: 205mg

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