Spicy Marinated Burgers

1 1/4 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire

1 tsp. EACH, BBQ sauce, Chili powder, Cumin (I suggest 1/2 tsp.), Cajun seasoning (I omitted this to cut down on spiciness)

1/2 tsp. EACH black pepper, red pepper flakesĀ 

1/4 tsp. EACH tabasco sauce, liquid smoke

Buns & toppings of choice. I used Sandwich Thins, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and red onion*


* A tip for using raw onion - soak sliced onion in cold water, then pat dry to decrease its "bite".


Combine all ingredients but the ground meat and mix together in a medium sized bowl. Crumble beef over the top of the mixture and then use your hands to thoroughly combine. Shape into 5 patties and refrigerate for one hour. Grill to your liking, and serve on bun with desired toppings.