A Real Bourbon Burger

That looks like a nice thickburger

That looks like a nice thickburger

So I happened to see a commercial for some fast food chain making a bourbon burger. Naturally I was intrigued. After some digging on the Web I found a few recipes all calling for a few drops of bourbon added to the meat and a questionable BBQ sauce with “bourbon” flavoring.

That is just not going to do.

Here is my response.

Burgers with Bourbon Glaze

For glaze

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Melt butter in a sauce pan then add everything else and bring to a boil. Set heat to medium and cook for five minutes. Makes enough for 4 1/2 lb burgers.

For burgers

  • 2 lbs ground chuck
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar
  • 4 kaiser buns
  • Lettuce
  • Salt/pepper

Add bourbon to chuck, form into four patties and season with salt and pepper. Start grill. Grill onion and jalapeno until charred. Remove and when cool slice each into thick rings. Place burgers on grill and brush with glaze. Grill meat flipping and coating with glaze each time. When almost done place cheese on top and melt. Toast buns. Heat remaining glaze to a boil and reduce until sauce is as thick as honey. Assemble burgers like so. Bun, two slices onion, patty, drizzled sauce, three to four slices jalapeno, lettuce, bun. Serve with more sauce on side.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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14 Responses to A Real Bourbon Burger

  1. vinoinlove says:

    That looks like an amazing burger! Would love to try one of these :) Might make one of these in the next few days. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. My hubby would love these. :-) Mandy

  3. Is that a puddle of bourbon? Looks great!

  4. TasteFood says:

    I’ll put bourbon on my burger any day.

  5. billpeeler says:

    Full. Of. Flavor.

  6. Kristy says:

    Nicely done!

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    Now you’re talking! Bourbon in a burger sounds delicious! Very clever indeed.

  8. Cecile says:

    Damn – does that ever look good!

  9. It looks and sounds terrific! Very good job ;)

  10. Caroline says:

    Brilliant!! This sounds incredible…my kinda burger!

  11. Alison says:

    Great looking burger!!

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  13. drgreen1969 says:

    Reblogged this on Davids Little bit of this Little bit of that and commented:
    This burger looks to die for so I thought I would share it

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