Recipe By thedailygourmet
Published Mar 5th
Bacon Bourbon Burgers
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 2 burgers Calories 555

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 2 Mix ground beef, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, steak seasoning, and garlic salt in a bowl; divide and shape into 2 patties.
  3. 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

  • Calories 555
  • Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Cholesterol 118.4 mg
  • Fat 29.2 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 36.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.2 g
  • Sodium 2123.5 mg
  • Sugar 5.9 g


  1. These were good. My son wouldn't eat it and my daughter loved it. Has a nice flavor to them think that's what threw my son off. I would make them again. Next time I will have a few plain ones.
  2. Amazing! Exchange bourbon for Sherry whiskey (1oz for two parties) added 2 tablespoons of diced sweet apples laid on top of spinach and a coconut oil toasted sour dough slice:)
  3. I made this recipe with 2lbs of meat and so adjusted the seasonings to match. My husband and were excited with the first bite but soon our bites slowed... We had to add more and more ketchup! What we think happened is that the Worcestershire sauce was just too much. It became overwhelming. I will - Read more ...
  4. Loved it so much. Never had a happier man
  5. These were ok but a little on the sweet side for me. I did use deer instead of beef due to a food allergy in my household. While the had a good flavor they just didn't have the wow factor we were expecting.
  6. Pure awesome. Everyone loved them. Couldn't get enough.
  7. These were pretty good but I was expecting more. I'll make again but it won't be a regular.
  8. Excellent! I used ground pork instead. It makes sweeter burgers so I suggest a pepperjack cheese or some fresh jalapeno for a balancing kick.
  9. DELICIOUS! Made exactly as written and would not change a thing. I formed these earlier in the day and put them in the fridge just to let all the flavors mingle. I also added some onion along w/ the lettuce and tomato. Great flavor...Will be making these again for sure! Thanks for sharing.:)