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Apple Pan Hickory Burger

Apple Pan Hickory Burger

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, sliced into hamburger-sized leaves
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Pickle slices, for garnish
  • Mayonnaise, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce and liquid smoke. Set aside.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Toast both halves of the hamburger buns. Set aside.
  4. Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions. Form each portion into a patty. Working in batches as needed, grill the patties 4 minutes per side. Add a slice of Cheddar cheese to each patty, and cover until the cheese is melted.
  5. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on a bottom bun. Top with pickle slices. Add a cooked burger patty. Spoon hickory sauce over the burger, then add iceberg lettuce. Cap with the top bun, and serve.