Whiskey Burger

Father’s Day week continues here on Will Cook For Smiles with The Whiskey Burger! Yes, a burger doesn’t get manlier than this. Juicy, thick burger with sauteed mushrooms and onions, bacon and topped with whiskey sauce!

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We are continuing the Father’s day feast with a manly burger! I hope that Father’s day weekend will be nice outside because you know how much our men love their grills! It’s probably what the dads look forward to the most on that day, breaking out their grills.
We are starting off our hurricane season with Andrea. The weather has been so yucky the whole week, nothing but rain. I’m hoping there won’t be any storms for a while.

I wish you nice weather! But if you are having bad weather on Father’s day, this burger is just as perfect made in the pan!

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Whiskey Burger
  • Whiskey Sauce:
  • 1 tbs butter
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 1 tbs roux
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Burger:
  • Burger patties
  • Burger buns
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Crispy bacon
  • Whiskey Sauce
  1. Sauce:
  2. In a small sauce pot, melt butter and saute the onion until transparent, on medium heat.
  3. Add whiskey and simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add beef stock, bay leaf and tomato paste. Using a silicone covered whisk, stir until all combined.
  5. (To make the roux, combine ½ tbs soft (not melted) butter and ½ tbs of flour. Stir together very well.)
  6. Whisk in the roux, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes, whisking often. Take out the bay leaf before serving.
  7. Burger:
  8. Cook the burgers to your preference. I like to combine beef and pork ground meat and add some chopped onion, garlic clove, fresh herbs and a little bit of bread crumbs.
  9. Saute mushrooms and onions until caramelized and add a little bit of whiskey sauce.
  10. Top the burger off with sauteed mushrooms and onions, bacon and whiskey sauce.
  11. Enjoy your manly burger!

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  1. says

    Wow!! I love whiskey infused foods…(yes, I’ve even been known to get tipsy from the cookie dough– before it’s cooked!) And you should of seen the looks of all the ladies while I hosted a cookie exchange when I told them! (I live in UT…hope that explains the looks I got!) This burger looks absolutely insane…pinning! Hope the weather get better over there!

  2. says

    I can’t wait to make these for my husband! He is a huge burger fan and we were just talking the other night about making a whiskey burger (jokingly) and voila, here it is! Thanks Lyuba….can’t wait to try it! :)

  3. says

    I LOVE gussied up burgers – I could live on burgers I think. I will definitely have to pin this to try it soon. Thanks for sharing at I Should Be Mopping The Floor! Jill @ Mama Ging

  4. says

    Congrats, your recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday, I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too. Stop by and get your featured button. Thanks again for sharing with us.

  5. Helen says

    Made these for my husband today for Valentine’s. Grabbed some fresh, high end beef (5% fat, all natural) and bacon (natural, thick cut applewood smoked) from the meat department and picked up a new bottle of local whiskey. Added the sauce to the mushrooms and onions, into the meat, and into the bacon. Served with fresh green beans with sesame seeds and some Red Robin fries (sold in stores.). He loved it! I hate whiskey and loved it. Keeper recipe. Thanks!

  6. says

    Made these for supper tonight, they were the best burger I’ve ever had! All through dinner my husband and I raved about how fantastic they were, we couldn’t believe how fantastic the sauce was, and how well everything went together. Then about 5 minutes after we had finnished we both went running to the bathroom, and have been in and out of there fir the last hour! It was terrible, we don’t usually cook with alchohol and I’m wondering if maybe we are just to sensitive for it, either way the burgers were still fantastic.

    • lyuba says

      Hi Monica!
      When you cook with alcohol, especially simmering it, just about all the alcohol cooks out (about 95-100%). This is also a very small amount of alcohol to have effected you to the point of getting sick. It also depends on what kind of sick. If you got nauseous, it would me more likely the meat. (We have gotten unfortunate with sausage and beef like that a couple of times. ) If you got sick the other way, I would say that it was lunch because food takes several hours to work through your system and make you sick. I hope this helps and I hope you feel better soon!

  7. Denise says

    We make burgers a lot in the summer so I am always looking for new recipes. Well I have to say that I am so glad that I found this one!!! It was absolutely fabulous!!!! You rendered my husband speechless. He literally grunted and moaned the entire meal. I’m going to use this sauce on a steak next!! Thank you so much!!

    • lyuba says

      Thank you so much for this comment! It makes me so happy to hear that people love my recipes. I’m so glad you liked it!


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