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Bacon Cheeseburgers with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Teresa Green

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large handfuls hickory or mesquite wood chips
1 recipe Kentucky Bourbon Sauce-below
1 lb. ground check (80 % lean)
4 oz. smoked cheddar cheese, shredded or sliced
4 hamburger buns
8 slices cooked bacon

Directions:
Directions:
1. Soak wood chips in water t least 30 min. Prepare Kentucky Bourbon Sauce.
2. Meanwhile, mix ground chuck, 1 tsp kosher salt and tsp. black pepper; form four inch-thick patties. Make shallow indentations in centers of patties. Chill until ready to grill.
3. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400 to 450 F). Drain wood chips add to charcoal or to smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacture's directions; cover. When smoke appears, grill patties over direct medium-high, covered, to medium doneness (160 F), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During last minute, place 1 oz. cheese on each patty and toast buns, cut sides down, over direct heat.
4. Build burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, bacon slices, and Kentucky Bourbon Sauce.

KENTUCKY BOURBON SAUCE:
In a heavy medium saucepan warm 2 tsp. vegetable oil over medium heat. Add 2 slices bacon, cut into inch pieces; cook until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain; reserve drippings in pan. Add 1 finely chopped onion (⅔ cup) to pan; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until soft and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 clove garlic, minced; cook 1 minute. Add cup bourbon; increase heat to medium-high. Boil 1 minute. Add 1 cup ketchup, cup water, 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar, 3 Tbsp unsulfured molasses (not blackstrap), 2 Tbsp. dark steak sauce (A-1), 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard, 1 tsp. liquid smoke, and tsp. hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups. stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in cooked bacon.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Hands on time: 25 min, Total time 55 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A great gooey, smokey, cheesy burger!!

 

 

 

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