Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers Recipe
Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers combine the best flavors of summer. Sweet and smoky honey BBQ sauce, a grilled burger topped with blue cheese, red onion, and a caramelized grilled pineapple slice.
Pineapple on a burger? Yep. Trust me, give it a try. It gives the burger just a little sweetness that plays off the sharpness of the crispy red onion.
This burger definitely makes my top 5 list.
Honey Bourbon BBQ Burger
One of my all-time favorite burgers. Sweet honey and smoky bourbon barbecue sauce on a burger topped with grilled pineapple and blue cheese.
Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- 1/2 cup Bourbon
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup honey
- 1 T worcestershire Sauce
- 2 t molasses
- 1 t Tabasco
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- 2 t dry mustard
- 1 t paprika
- 1 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1 1/2 t onion powder
- 2.5 lbs 80/20 ground beef
- fresh ground pepper & fresh ground sea salt
- 6 slices pineapple
- 6 slices red onion
- 1 oz olive oil
- 6 oz Maytag Blue Cheese
- 2 oz arugula
- 6 rolls onion rolls
To Make the Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Add Bourbon to a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat until reduced by a third.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The sauce will begin to thicken, continue cooking until you've achieved the desired consistency.
Remove from heat and use immediately. Allow to cool to room temperature before storing. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Will keep for about 2 weeks.
Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers
Heat a grill to medium high.
Form the ground beef into 6 patties.
Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Brush burger patties, red onion and pineapple slices with a little olive oil.
Place patties, red onion and pineapple on grill.
Cook pineapple and onion until they begin to char and caramelize. Remove from grill and keep warm.
Cook burgers until desired level on doneness has been achieved.
To Assemble Burger
Place red onion slice on bottom half of roll.
Top with the burger patty.
Liberally brush burgers with Honey Bourbon BBQ sauce.
Top with grilled pineapple, then blue cheese.
Add a handful of arugula.
Top with other bun half.
Burger Temperature Guide
Burger Doneness Internal Temp
Medium Rare 125-130*F
Medium Well 145-160*F
Well Done > 160*F
Store BBQ sauce in an airtight container (preferably glass) until ready to use.
You can store this refrigerated for about 2 weeks.
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