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Bacon Bourbon Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Bacon Bourbon Burgers

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"In 2011 I attended the 'Chefs of the Coast' cook-off where 4 chefs battled it out cooking their own personal recipe using Four Roses Bourbon®. I thought that I could absolutely make a burger worthy of the Four Roses name and this is it. It's a savory burger that is seasoned to perfection and topped with bacon and other assorted toppings."

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Original recipe makes 2 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix ground beef, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, steak seasoning, and garlic salt in a bowl; divide and shape into 2 patties.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill for about 5 minutes; turn, top each burger with bacon and Cheddar cheese, and continue cooking until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes more for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Serve on split buns topped with tomato and lettuce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2012

DELICIOUS! Made exactly as written and would not change a thing. I formed these earlier in the day and put them in the fridge, just to let all the flavors mingle. I also added some onion along w/ the lettuce and tomato. Great flavor...Will be making these again, for sure! Thanks for sharing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2015

These were ok, but a little on the sweet side for me. I did use deer instead of beef, due to a food allergy in my household. While the had a good flavor, they just didn't have the wow factor we were expecting.


11 Ratings

Feb 11, 2013

Pure awesome. Everyone loved them. Couldn't get enough.

Jul 09, 2012

These were pretty good, but I was expecting more. I'll make again, but it won't be a regular.

Jun 10, 2012

Excellent! I used ground pork instead. It makes sweeter burgers, so I suggest a pepperjack cheese, or some fresh jalapeno for a balancing kick.

Aug 20, 2015

I made this recipe with 2lbs of meat and so adjusted the seasonings to match. My husband and were excited with the first bite but soon our bites slowed... We had to add more and more ketchup! What we think happened is that the Worcestershire sauce was just too much. It became overwhelming. I will definitely be trying this recipe again, using less Worcestershire sauce by a lot (for 2lbs it called for 2tblsp and 2tsp). I'll start there. I think it'll make a big difference! Looking forward to a refined recipe and will update this when I've got it figured out!

Jul 01, 2015

Loved it so much. Never had a happier man


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  • Calories
  • 555 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 29.2 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 2124 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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