Smoky Mountain Burgers

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Southern foods have become all the rage recently, and why not? They’re delicious. Why not try something new and add a little southern flavor to your typical grill recipes. For instance, the hamburger. With a little coleslaw, smoked cheddar, barbecue sauce and French’s French Fried Onions, it’s transformed into a Smoky Mountain Burger. Just give it a try; we know y’all will be hankering for more.


Smoky Mountain Burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 burger

Calories per serving: ~

Fat per serving: ~


  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 6 1/4-inch thick slices of smoked Cheddar cheese
  • Prepared coleslaw
  • Barbecue sauce
  • French’s French Fried Onions
  • 6 kaiser rolls


  1. Combine ground beef chuck, salt, pepper and steak sauce.
  2. Using two forks, mix meat mixture until well combined.
  3. Divide meat mixture into 6 patties, making an indentation in the middle of each to allow even grilling.
  4. Heat grill to medium high.
  5. Grill the burger patties for 4 minutes.
  6. Flip burgers and grill an additional 3 minutes.
  7. Place cheese slices on top of burgers and close lid briefly to melt cheese. Remove burgers from grill.
  8. Split kaiser rolls and grill until lightly toasted.
  9. Spread barbecue sauce on the bottom bun.
  10. Top with the burger, a healthy dollop of coleslaw, French fried onions and the top of the bun.


This recipe created for Char-Broil by Catherine Mayhew of SouthinMy



3 thoughts on “Smoky Mountain Burgers

  1. Sister Schubert’s Yeast Rolls are divine.
    Two bags in my freezer at all times.
    My sister is a caterer and uses them all of the time!
    Your burgers sounds amazing.

  2. so painfully obvious and yet I’ve NEVE,R ever thought of using French’s onions on a burger. DUH! Tryin’ this soon!

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