Gluten-Free Smokehouse Burger Recipe

Happy Super Bowl week! We are gearing up for an epic gluten-free Super Bowl party here at ATX Gluten-Free. We will definitely be serving these burgers. As well as some other gluten-free appetizers and cocktails, of course. The buns used in this recipe were kindly provided by Gluten-Free Kneads. They are the official sponsor for our Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. Find Gluten-Free Kneads at several locations around town, or order online.  Stay tuned for the launch of our new website this month. It has been a fun process and I can’t wait to share the results with you all.

Gluten-Free Smokehouse Burger Recipe

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Makes 4-6 burgers, depending on size preference


  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • more barbecue sauce for baking (depends on your preference level)
  • cheddar cheese slices for burgers
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • hamburger buns, provided by Gluten-Free Kneads


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-heat a large, deep skillet to medium-high heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil. Add sliced onions and spread into an even layer in the pan. After 10 minutes, add, salt, sugar and balsamic vinegar. Let cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour (or more), stirring often. You will know the onions are done when they are a nice, golden brown.

Pre-heat another skillet (preferably cast iron or oven safe) to medium-high heat. Place ground sirloin, egg, parmesan cheese, spices and 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce in large mixing bowl. Mix ingredients with hands and form 4-6 small hamburger patties, leaving a small indention in the middle of the patty. Add oil to skillet. Sear hamburgers on both sides, about 5 minutes. Top burgers with sliced cheddar cheese, pour more barbecue sauce into cast iron skillet, on top of burgers. Bake in oven until burgers are medium-well done, depending on your preference level (about 12 minutes). Serve on a gluten-free bun.


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  1. This looks delicious! LOVE the new website!!!!!

  2. This burger looks delicious! How are the buns? I haven’t had a hamburger on a bun in over 3 years since going gluten free…

    • Hi EA- the buns are great. You can order them online from Gluten-Free Kneads. They are a bit heavier, but I don’t mind. They hold well when serving with big burgers and sauces! Let me know if you try them :)

  3. Wow- that’s quite a burger! The redesign looks terrific, too. Love the new banner!

  4. Just now catching up and I almost missed this being out of town. After grocery shopping this is going on the menu – it looks soooo good. I know my husband will love it. Thanks for posting!


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