Barbecue Chipotle Burgers - Recipe of the Week

Barbecue Chipotle Burgers

This week for our Recipe of the Week, we want to spice things up and add some flavor to the table: Barbecue Chipotle Burgers, complete with a beer-based barbecue sauce, and a little twist on top.

Here's what you will need for this recipe:

-One pound of ground beef
-1/2 cup of beer
-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
-2 tablespoons of ketchup
-1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-4 slices of frozen Texas Toast
-2 spears pickled okra, sliced

To prepare barbecue sauce, combine beer, brown sugar, ketchup, chipotle peppers and Worcestershire sauce in saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until sauce is thickened. Set it aside.

Lightly shape ground beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

Prepare Texas Toast according to package directions. Cut each piece of toast in half.

For each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce over one toast half. Top with burger, another tablespoon sauce and okra slices. Close sandwich. If you are not a fan of okra, dill pickle chips or pickled jalapeno peppers may be substituted.

For this recipe, and other recipes by the Iowa Beef Industry Council, you can visit their website here.

You can also enter for a chance to win $25 in Beef Bucks from the Iowa Beef Industry Council. To do so, you can visit the contest page here.

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