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Cheeseburgers with DIY Barbecue Sauce

25 mins Cook
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Summer and Barbecues go hand in hand and there’s nothing better than having family and friends over for a BBQ on a sunny day!

Unfortunately, Irish weather can be a little hit or miss which can make planning a little difficult but one thing we can guarantee is a lip-licking tangy BBQ sauce to go with this scrumptious oven-cooked Burger, made with love by One Yummy Mummy using Gem Muscovado Sugar… it’s hands down so much better than any shop-bought version!

This dish is fantastically simple and way more satisfying than a Burger from the freezer or Takeaway!

Now that schools are out for Summer why not get the kids to make this with you – Try this Recipe now! Share it on Social Media and don’t forget to tag Gem ( and One Yummy Mummy! 

Cheeseburgers with DIY Barbecue Sauce

Cheeseburgers with DIY Barbecue Sauce

prep time
15 mins
cooking time
25 mins
total time
40 mins


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Small saucepan

  • Baking tray

  • Wooden spoon


  • For the beef burgers:

  • 800g beef mince

  • A good splash of Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • Salt and pepper (to season)

  • For the barbecue sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree

  • 200g passata

  • 80g Gem dark muscovado sugar

  • A good shake of Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • Salt and pepper (to season)

  • To serve:

  • 4 burger buns

  • 4 slices of smoked or plain cheese

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/160 degrees fan/gas mark 4.
Add the beef mince, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce to the bowl. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to season.
Get your (clean!) hands into the bowl and give everything a good mix.
Decide whether you want to make 4 larger or 8 smaller burgers. If you choose 4, you will just be including 1 burger in a bun. If you choose 8, you could include 2 in each bun to build a double cheeseburger. Once you’ve decided, divide the meat mixture into 4 or 8. Roll each section into a ball.
On the baking tray, flatten the burgers down into patties.
Place the baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven. Cook for 25 minutes, flipping the burgers after 10 minutes.
While the burgers are cooking, make your BBQ sauce by adding all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Mix well, then allow the sauce to simmer on a low heat, stirring regularly.
Wash the lettuce and tomatoes. Tear off as many lettuce leaves as you need. Use a child-safe knife to cut the tomatoes into slices.
5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the burger buns to the oven to toast. Place a slice of cheese on each of the burgers (or on 4 of them if you are cooking 8).
When the melty, cheesy burgers are cooked, dress them in a toasted bun on a bed of lettuce and tomato. Drizzle with your delicious barbecue sauce and enjoy!

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