Bacon Bourbon Burgers


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 burgers


  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (such as Four Roses®)

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning (such as Montreal Steak Seasoning®)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, cut into halves

  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 2 hamburger buns, split

  • 2 tomato slices

  • 2 leaves lettuce


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
29g Fat
30g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 2124mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 308mg 24%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 545mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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