Bourbon Bacon Cheese Burgers with Caramelized Onions

So I’ve discovered a new site called tastespotting, which is full of beautiful photos leading

to some great recipes. You can seriously get sucked into hours of looking at recipes.

While searching I came across these burgers & they looked so delicious

I decided to try them this weekend.

Huge hit with my family.

The burgers were very juicy & had great flavor. The onions called for

a splash of whiskey which cooked out. I don’t think the whiskey contributed

any flavor at all. Next time I will either add a little more or just omit it all together.

Added a side of sweet potato fries & it was the perfect Sunday night dinner.

Ingredients

4 large Burger buns
4 slices Colby-Jack cheese
1/2 lb Ground sirloin
1/2 lb Ground chuck
1/2 cup Cooked bacon, crumbled
1 Tbsp Canola oil
1 medium Yellow onion, diced to 1/2″
2 tsp Garlic salt
2 tsp Black pepper, ground fresh

Bourbon

Combine the beef in a large mixing bowl.

Use your hands to mix the meat well.  You want to mix the meat just enough to combine the two cuts evenly.

To avoid tough burgers, don’t over-mix it until it goes to a pasty consistency.

Divide the meat into four equal portions and form them into evenly-sized patties (about 1/2″ thick and six inches in diameter).

Sprinkle both sides of each patty with the garlic salt and pepper.

Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat.

Add the oil to the pan and let it heat for one minute.

Add the onions to the pan and saute them, mixing often, until they are translucent and just starting to brown on the edges.

A splash of bourbon added to the onions will add another great flavor dimension.

Add the cooked bacon to the pan, mix well, and remove from the heat.

Start your grill and prepare for direct and indirect cooking (heat to one side) over a medium-hot fire (375-400º).

Grill the burgers over direct heat for four minutes.

Flip the burgers and cook them another four minutes.

Move the burgers to the cooler side of the grill and top each with a slice of cheese.

Toast the buns over direct heat.

Top each burger with a healthy portion of the sauteed onion and bacon mixture.

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