#BurgerMonth is officially my favorite food related national holiday. I’ve been really getting into it this year. The burgers have been plentiful and so has my joy. If you’ve been following along you’ve probably already seen my post on Garlic Butter Burgers and a tutorial/recipe for cooking grass fed beef burgers. I’m back on this beautiful Saturday morning to add yet another slam dunk burger recipe as my official #burgermonth post.
My fellow meat loving lady Kita Roberts over at Girl Carnivore coordinated efforts for #burgermonth 2016. Over 40 bloggers have come together to post their most outrageous, delicious, and over the top burger recipes. You can follow the action by checking the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, as well as following my Burger Month Pinterest board. There have been some dang amazing burgers so far and I can’t wait to check out the rest as the month goes on!
Maybe I can find a burger recipe to top this Sweet Bourbon Burger….. but maybe not. I’m not trying to be an obnoxious braggart, but this was legit in the top 5 burgers of my life. I could even say best ever, but my arm might start to hurt from patting myself on the back for too long.
PRO TIP: All great burgers start with great beef, and this burger starts with the best. 80/20 fresh ground Certified Angus Beef® sirloin with a splash of bourbon right in the meat. Don’t go with leaner meat, you’ll end up with a dry burger. Don’t go too much fattier either, your burgers can start to fall apart. I’ve found that 80/20 is the perfect ratio!
This big, beefy, boozy 1/3 lb bourbon burger gets a healthy dusting of my Homemade Sweet Rub (be sure to check out that recipe and leave the tab open, you’re going to need it for these burgers) and a high heat sear on the grill for the most amazing crunchy crust. Topped with a homemade sweet bourbon sauce, havarti cheese, and a mountain of fresh, crunchy onion straws…. this burger will put any burger joint to shame.
Before you head to the store to get all of the ingredients, take a look at the awesome sponsors for #burgermonth and enter to win this amazing giveaway!! And then share your spoils with me. Seriously though, this prize pack with set you up for killer grilling all summer long.
While this epic burger creation is my own for #BurgerMonth 2016, I would love to thank Certified Angus Beef, Cowboy Charcoal, Char-broil, Dreamfarm, Cabot Cheese, Grill Master Club, American Lamb Board, and CuttingBoard.com for the kick butt grill prize packages!
American Lamb Board – ALB prize boxes 5 lbs of ground lamb, an apron and a meat thermometer
Cabot Cheese – Cabot Cheese Legacy Gift Box – 2 each Farmhouse Reserve, White Oak & Alpine Cheddar – 1 each New York Vintage & Seriously Sharp & 1 Wine Bottle Opener
Certified Angus Beef – CAB prize grilling accessory kit, $50 VISA card, and a George Motz Hamburger America cookbook.
Char-broil – Char-Broil Performance 780 Charcoal Grill
Cowboy Charcoal – Hardwood Lump Charcoal, a variety of wood chips and some of Cowboy’s new BBQ sauces.
CuttingBoard.com – Olive Wood Carver Board
Grill Master Club – curated grill sample boxes
After you enter here, go check out everybody’s #burgermonth submissions over at Girl Carnivore.