Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Garlic Head Mushroom & Scallion Burger with Havarti Cheese

I love having this blog and connecting with so many wonderful people on a daily basis. I recently was introduced to a company called Garlic Head that produces their own line of BBQ sauces. They asked me if I would like to try a sample and I quickly agreed…anything with the title of garlic in it has got to be good!

K and L Products is a family operated business resulting from recipes they have offered to friends, relatives and guests for 35 years. Their first product offerings were Garlic Head BBQ Sauce, which is a recipe our founder, Keith Baker, began making over 35 years ago to put on chicken for the grill. Folks have raved about it ever since, asked for more, and often remarked, “You oughtta bottle this stuff!” and they finally got around to it. They use high quality ingredients in small batches to ensure consistency in their flavor. This is not the cheapest way to produce BBQ Sauce. But then, did you want the cheapest, or the best? Being small and independent means they can offer products that are not available elsewhere. We can decide on what ingredients to include and we control our quality with personal care and involvement.

I was so excited when it came in the mail last week that I had to open it right away and take a taste..right there, with a spoon. Their barbecue sauce was AMAZING! It’s thick, like a paste, not thin like most sauces you get. It was garlicky but not overpowering (at least not for me!) and it didn’t have that smokey flavor most sauces have(which was even better as I’m not a big fan of the typical bbq smokey flavor).  Even though I only made a burger with it so far, I couldn’t wait to share it with you and I’m looking forward to experimenting with it some more. They currently sell two types: Gold and Spicy. 

Garlic Head Mushroom & Scallion Burger with Havarti Cheese
1 lb. Ground Beef
10 Mushrooms, sliced
3 Scallions, chopped
1 tsp. Butter
1/2 c. Garlic Head Gold Barbecue Sauce
4 Slices Havarti Cheese
4 Hard Rolls

In a small saute pan, melt butter and add mushrooms and scallions. Saute until the mushrooms have softened. Add the mushroom mixture to a bowl, then add the ground beef and barbecue sauce. Mix well until well blended. Form four patties and grill to desired doneness. Just before the meat is finished, add a slice of cheese until melted. Place on a hard roll, add extra barbecue sauce to the bread and any toppings you wish. Serves 4. 

Thank you Garlic Head and I can’t wait to experiment some more to see what I can come up with! If anyone is interested in ordering online, click HERE to visit their website


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  1. Gregs Kitchen
    February 22, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I’ll definitely be trying these with Garlic Head BBQ sauce. Sounds awesome.

  2. The Harried Cook
    February 22, 2012 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Love mushroom in my burger.. Looks really yummy! the bbq sauce sounds really delicious! Great post 🙂

  3. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    February 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you Greg and The Harried Cook for the compliments and for stopping by! 🙂

  4. city
    December 19, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing.

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