Burger with Strawberry Ancho BBQ

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Prep Time35 min

Strawberries help create a tangy and sweet twist on the typical burger in this Burger with Strawberry Ancho BBQ.

Burger with Strawberry Ancho BBQ


    For the burger:

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Burger seasoning, to taste (we used paprika, light brown sugar, salt, and pepper)
  • Ciabatta Buns
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • Butter leaf lettuce
  • 8 strips of thick-cut bacon
  • 2 sliced avocados
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Pickles
  • For the sauce*:

  • 16 oz California Giant strawberries, quartered
  • 2 dried ancho chiles, stem and seeds removed, quartered
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • *you can use this sauce in many other BBQ favorites, like these Strawberry Ancho BBQ Ribs!


      • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
      • Cut ribs into 4 pieces and generously season both sides with salt and pepper.
      • In a large pot with a lid, add the ribs, vegetable stock, and worcestershire sauce. Cover and bring to a simmer. Once brought to a simmer, place pot (still with the lid on) in oven and braise for 3 hours.
      • While the ribs are braising, heat a large saute pan over medium/high heat. Add 2 T canola oil and the dried ancho chiles, stir for 1 minute to soften chiles. Add quartered strawberries and stir to combine, cook for 3 minutes while stirring every 30 seconds.
      • Add the red wine vinegar and molasses, stir to combine, then simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
      • Remove from pan into a blender, add 1 tsp kosher salt, the juice of one lemon, and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer (gives a smooth consistency, but not a must if you don’t have).
      • After 3 hours, remove pot from oven and let the ribs rest in the liquid at room temperature for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the ribs from the liquid and pat dry.
      • Grill until charred on both sides, then brush on bbq sauce and serve hot!
Burger with Strawberry Ancho BBQ

Follow your berries to the farm.

Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berries to learn about where they were grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!