The Perfect Summer Burger

Featuring Snohomish Hay + Cattle Grass Fed Beef

You don’t have to be friends or family to know how much I love a good burger. It is all over my social media feeds. But … that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to whip one up myself on the BBQ every now and again. Here is the recipe for my go to burger, featuring 100% USDA Grass Fed Patties from Snohomish Hay and Cattle (available online and at Snohomish Co-Op).


  • Hamburger patties, at least one each (I like to do a double for the big kids)
  • Package of Bacon
  • Red Onions
  • Quart of Buttermilk
    Flour, about a cup
  • Cheddar Cheese (we use Oregon’s Tilamook)
  • Muenster Cheese (we use Oregon’s Tillamook)
  • Lettuce or Spinach
  • Any other toppings you’d like to add (I’m not a tomato or pickle person)
  • BBQ Sauce (see my homemade Honey BBQ Sauce recipe below) and mayo – The SnoCo Kid and I NEVER eat ketchup


  • Onion Prep: Cut onions into half rings and soak in buttermilk for 15-20 minutes. Once done, dredge in flour and fry until golden brown.
  • Bacon Prep: … you know how to do it!
  • Burger Prep: Season and cook as usual. On the final two flips before the burgers are ready for cheese, I spread on BBQ sauce, letting the flavor cook in a bit, then we melt some gooey cheese on it and they are ready to eat.
  • Final Prep: I serve my burgers with brioche buns with a mix of mayo and BBQ sauce, then use the fried onions, bacon, and spinach as toppings. It is soooooo good!

Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce

Combine two 8 oz cans of san marzano tomato paste (peeled tomatoes), 1/4 cup honey (local of course), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 3/4 cup of water, and 1 teaspoon of pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

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