Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger

There's no better way to keep a beef burger juicy than sweet and tangy barbecue sauce
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Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger
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Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger

There’s no better way to keep a beef burger juicy than sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. Top yours with Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon for the ultimate grilled burger.

4
Servings
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon bourbon
  • ½ Cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 slice Cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce, for topping
  • Tomato, for topping
  • Red onion slices, for topping
  • Pickles, for topping

Directions

Add the bourbon to ¼ of a cup of the barbecue sauce and simmer the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.  Set aside.

Combine the ground beef, the remaining ¼ cup of barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix just until combined and then gently shape into 4 patties.

Grill the patties over medium heat, about 5 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the patty reads 160 degrees F.

Top each patty with a slice of cheese and grill one minute longer.

Place the patties on the toasted buns and layer with lettuce, tomato, red onion slices, pickles, and bourbon barbecue sauce, to taste.

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.