During the summer, we eat burgers 2 to 3 times a week. They’re easy, they’re outdoors, they’re loved by my entire family and they’re versatile. Tonight, whip up my basic beef burgers with a yummy bourbon sauce for the grownups. Tuesdays never tasted so good. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 4 (half pound) burgers.
2 pounds of ground beef
about 2 tablespoons steak seasoning (we love Montreal Steak Seasoning)
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups Ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 shot of bourbon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat.
Add your steak seasoning to the ground beef. Divide mixture into four sections and make four patties (make sure to press down each patty a little in the center to avoid the “burger bulge” when they grill). Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add your chopped onion to a drizzle of EVOO. Add in a big pinch of both salt and pepper. Saute the onion until it starts to caramelize (about 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, add your burger patties to the grill and begin grilling (we do about 6 minutes or so each side).
While your patties are grilling up, make your bourbon sauce. In a bowl, whisk together your brown sugar, ketchup, Dijon and bourbon. Whisk until combined and then set aside.
When your patties are done, remove from the grill and assemble your burgers. Bun, burger patty, mound of caramelized onions and a big dollop of bourbon sauce.
A grownup burger on a weeknight for the win!