It’s National Hamburger Day! Check out this easy way to spice up your sandwich

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MILWAUKEE -- Did you know it's National Hamburger Day? To celebrate, Angela Horkan, from the Wisconsin Beef Council, joins FOX6 WakeUp to share her recipe for barbecue chipotle burgers.


1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)1/2 cup beer2 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespons ketchup1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce4 slices frozen Texas Toast2 spears pickled okra, sliced


  1. To prepare barbecue sauce, combine beer, brown sugar, ketchup, chipotle peppers and Worcestershire sauce in saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes until sauce is thickened; set aside.
  2. Lightly shape Ground Beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties.  Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Texas Toast according to package directions.  Cut each piece of toast in half.
  4. For each sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce over one toast half. Top with burger, another tablespoon sauce and okra slices. Close sandwich.


Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.Cook's Tip:  Fresh Texas toast, buttered, may be used instead of frozen product.
Cook's Tip:  Dill pickle chips or pickled jalapeño peppers may be substituted for pickled okra.