Hickory Smoked Burgers
  • 1/2 cup Spiced Apple Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hickory smoke flavoring*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 cup Spiced Apple Butter
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, washed, cored and sliced 3/8-inch thick crosswise
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick crosswise, keeping rings intact
  • Smoked Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 4 onion rolls, sliced
  • Butter No-Stick Cooking Spray
  1. COMBINE 1/2 cup apple butter, Worcestershire sauce, hickory smoke flavoring, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Crumble ground chuck into bowl; gently combine the ingredients well. Shape meat into four 5-inch wide patties; refrigerate.
  2. COAT unheated grill grate with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill to medium-high (350F to 400F). Coat apples and onions (keeping slices intact) with 1 cup apple butter.
  3. GRILL burgers, apples and onions 4 to 6 minutes per side or until juices run clear on the burgers and the apples and onions are tender. Toast rolls, if desired.
  4. TOP each burger with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Place a burger on each roll bottom, top with grilled apples and onions and the roll top; serve.
  5. TIP*To toast the rolls: spray the inside of each roll with butter flavored no-stick cooking spray. Place the rolls (cut side down) around the outer edges of the cooking grate; grill until golden brown.
  6. TIP*Hickory smoked flavoring can be found in your grocer's condiment aisle.