BBQ Cheddar Burgers with French Fries

BBQ Cheddar Burgers with French Fries

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup purchased barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 12 sesame-seed hamburger buns, lightly toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • 1 bag frozen French fries

Directions

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl until blended.
  2. Mix in pepper.
  3. Shape half of meat mixture into eight ½ inch- thick patties.
  4. Shape remaining meat mixture into four 1 inch thick patties. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)
  5. Prepare French fries according to package instructions.
  6. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  7. Grill patties to desired doneness, topping with cheese for last minute of cooking, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare ½ inch thick patties, and about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare 1 inch thick patties.
  8. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns.
  9. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and upper halves of buns.