Monday, January 13, 2014

Bourbon Bacon Burger

Alright if you have kept your New Years Resolution so far, do not make this burger. Oh, this burger has bacon on it with cheese plus a sweet glaze. This burger is so good. Since my husband doesn't always want to drive about an hour so I can order a Jack Daniel's burger, I decided to look up a copy cat recipe. The glaze is very sweet and sticky. You will need a lot of napkins for this burger. I make pretty good burgers but my husband said this is the best burger I have ever made.Why Jim Beam and not Jack Daniel's? It is what I had in my cabinet. Sorry, Jack!
Bourbon Bacon Burger
1 1/2 lbs. ground hamburger
Bourbon glaze (see below)
4 hamburger buns
4 slices of cheese (provolone or American cheese)
toppings: lettuce, red onion, tomato, and bacon

  1. Once the glaze is thick and syrupy, cook your hamburger in a skillet to the desired doneness.
  2. Brush on the glaze on top of the hamburgers and allow to cook for a minute.
  3. Top the hamburger with the cheese. Cook until the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve the burgers with lettuce, red onion, tomato, bacon, and more glaze if desired. 
Bourbon Glaze:
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic, minced
2/3 cup water
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp Tamari soy sauce
1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup white onion, chopped fine
2 Tbsp Bourbon
pinch cayenne pepper

Glaze Directions:
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil.
Add the minced garlic and saute for a minute.
Add the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Add the lemon juice, onion, Bourbon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Allow the mixture to simmer until thick and syrup for about 45 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Top Secret Recipes.

One year ago..........................I made Banana Bread Cookies.
Two years ago........................I made Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms.
Did you already know.............
-Bourbon must be produced in the United States.
-Bourbon is a type of whiskey.
-Bourbon must be made in new charred oak barrels.

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