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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bacon Bourbon Burger

It is time for summer and cookouts!  Well... soon. Very soon.  I may have jumped the gun a bit with a new burger recipe!  As this recipe is focused around the sauce, I will, perhaps once again, jump the gun and assume if you are reading this you already know how to cook a burger, form burger patties, and grill or fry up bacon.

You will need:
4 burger patties, seasoned and formed but not cooked
8 thick cut bacon rashers, cooked
4 slices mature cheddar
4 buns, toasted

For bourbon sauce you will need:
2/3 cup bourbon
1 cup water
1 Tbsp corn starch (corn flour UK)
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of garlic powder
1 Tbsp hickory bbq sauce
2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp hot sauce (we used Louisiana brand)
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

Note: It is recommended that you start by making the bourbon sauce and setting it aside while burgers are prepared.

1. In a small pot, heat bourbon, bbq sauce, soy sauce, mustard, hot sauce, honey, and brown sugar. Bring to a low boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add a pinch of pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

3. Dissolve corn starch in water and add to mixture.  Stir until sauce thickens and set aside.

4. Grill or pan fry burgers until somewhere between medium rare and medium.  Half-way through cooking, you may wish to brush the burgers with the bourbon sauce.

5. Immediately top burgers with cheese, bacon, and drizzle bourbon sauce.

6. Place on bun and serve.  Yum!