Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 5 star values: 4

We describe the Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce as a Southern triple threat--loaded with bacon, BBQ, and bourbon.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2013

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Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
44 mins
total:
44 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 burger)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan. Add oil and onion to drippings in pan; cook 15 minutes or until onion is browned and very tender, stirring occasionally. Add 3 tablespoons bourbon, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from pan. Cool 5 minutes.

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  • Combine remaining 2 tablespoons bourbon, ketchup, and next 7 ingre­dients (through onion powder) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Coarsely chop 3/4 cup onion mixture; stir into beef. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions, gently shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in center of each patty. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

  • Spread each top and bottom bun half with 1 tablespoon sauce. Place patties on bottom halves; top each patty with 1 tomato slice. Divide remaining onion mixture evenly among servings. Top each serving with 1/2 bacon slice and top half of bun.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 4.7g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 22.1g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fiber 4.6g; cholesterol 55mg; iron 3.2mg; sodium 544mg; calcium 76mg.
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