Source: The Working Family's Cookbook

Barbecued Hamburgers
Remember these for your next cookout.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped or 1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 (4-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
4 hamburger buns, toasted

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until softened but not browned. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and paprika and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, heat the broiler or light the charcoal grill. Let the coals get medium hot.

Divide the meat into 4 patties. Brush with the sauce and broil or grill for 6 to 7 minutes on each side for medium rare, brushing frequently with the sauce. Serve immediately on the hamburger buns and pass the extra sauce on the side.