Start your holiday weekend off write with these Bourbon inspired burgers from Bourbon Barrel Foods!
This recipe makes 4 burgers:
For the burgers:
1¼ pounds ground beef chuck
½ teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Pepper
Bourbon Smoked Salt, for seasoning
For the roasted onions:
1 large red onion, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire Sauce
1 TB olive or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Pepper
1 teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Salt
12 ounce package bacon
sliced, pickled jalepenos (optional)
pimento cheese (store bought or see our recipe)
hamburger buns, cut in half, horizontally
bibb lettuce, sliced tomatoes, your favorite condiments
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment or foil. Spread out the onion slices on one sheet pan and toss with the worcestershire, oil, smoked salt and pepper. Spread out to one even layer. Lay bacon slices on the other sheet pan. Place both pans into the oven. Cook the bacon for about 12-15 minutes or as directed on the package. Roast the onions for about 15 minutes or until wilted and starting to brown, tossing halfway through cooking time. Remove both pans from the oven and set aside to cool.
- Preheat a grill for medium high heat cooking. In a large bowl, gently mix the beef with the worcestershire sauce and smoked pepper. Divide mixture into 4 portions (5 ounces each) and form into patties slightly larger than your buns. Flatten out the middle, slightly, to prevent round burgers. Season both sides of each patty with smoked salt. Lay patties on clean grates on the grill.
- Grill burgers to desired doneness. About a minute before finishing, spread pimento cheese on top of burgers. Grill for 1 minute to melt. Remove burgers from grill and rest. Add hamburger buns to grill and grill for 1-2 minutes or just until grill marks form. Remove and assemble your burgers topped with the roasted onions, pickled jalepeno slices, lettuce, tomato and your favorite condiments.
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