Spicy BBQ Burger

June 28, 2019

This burger is a study in contrasting flavors and textures—ideal for those who crave more tongue-tingling interest than a beef patty cloaked only in melted cheese offers. A bit confused in its identity; this dish is half barbecue and half burger, but the fusion is refreshingly delectable. The crisp mayo-and-mustard-dressed coleslaw adds a cooling counterpoint to the smoky, slightly peppery BBQ sauce and slow-burning heat of the pickled jalapeños. Try all the bells and whistles suggested in this recipe the next time you want something a little different.  

Spicy BBQ Burger

Time: 30-35 minutes

Servings: 4



  • Divide the meat into 4 equal portions, about 6 ounces each. 
  • Form each portion loosely into a ¾-inch thick burger. Press your thumb into the middle of each patty. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper. 
  • Meanwhile, make the coleslaw. Dump the coleslaw mix (shredded green and purple cabbage and carrots) into a large bowl. Add mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Next, cook the burgers.
  • If cooking outside: Heat a gas grill to high, or heat coals in a charcoal grill until they glow bright orange and ash over. Brush the grill grate with a bit of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, or spray with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray.
  • If cooking inside: Heat a cast iron skillet or large pan over medium-high heat until it starts to smoke slightly. Add 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil to the pan, and cook the burgers according to the directions listed below.
  • Grill or cook the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 3 minutes.
  • Flip the burgers over and cook on the other side for 3 minutes. Place cheese slices on top of each burger and allow to cook another 1 minute for medium rare. 
  • For medium, cook the burgers on the second side for 4 minutes, add the cheese slices, and allow to cook for another 1 minute.
  • For medium-well to well, cook the burgers on the second side for 5 minutes, add the cheese slices, and allow to cook for another 1 minute.
  • Remove burgers from the grill or stove. For each plate, add: 1 burger on top of a few lettuce leaves. Add 1 slice of bacon, torn in half, sliced jalapeños, and a few spoonfuls of coleslaw to the plate. Serve with Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce.

Nutritional information (per serving)*:

Calories: 576

Carbs: 15.3 grams

Fat: 37 grams

Protein: 43 grams

*includes 2 tablespoons of Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce and ½ cup of coleslaw.

Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. 

You might also like these other burger recipes:

Glow up your inbox! Be the first to hear about new releases.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Proin iaculis ex eros, vel sollicitudin mi facilisis et. Proin aliquet mi a neque pellentesque pretium. In accumsan viverra lectus vitae egestas. Integer hendrerit


0 item(s)
🎉 Congrats! You've unlocked FREE SHIPPING!
Sign in or create an account to unlock FREE SHIPPING at $25!
Spend $60.00, Get FREE Mayo with Avocado Oil
Mayo with Avocado Oil
Free $11.99