Whiskey Glazed Blue Cheese Burgers
These blue cheese burgers are brushed with a homemade whiskey glazed, topped with Irish cheese, and smothered in Guinness caramelized onions!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 lbs angus ground beef or ground brisket works really well too
- 3/4 tsp dried minced onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Tbsp Crumbled blue cheese about 4 worth
- 4 pretzel buns toasted
- Handful of arugula lettuce
- Slices of Dubliner cheese (or white cheddar Gruyere or sharp cheddar)
- WHISKEY GLAZE:
- 1/4 cup Jameson whiskey or any good quality whiskey
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp dijon mustard or 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- dash of hot sauce
- black pepper to taste
- GUINNESS CARAMELIZED ONIONS:
- 2 yellow onions peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup Guinness beer
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
MAKE THE ONIONS:
Heat butter in a large skillet over MED heat. Add sliced onions and stir to coat in melted butter. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and thyme and stir to combine. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 7-10 minutes, until onions are soft and golden brown at the edges.
Pour in half the Guinness, cover, and cook until liquid is about 3/4 of the way evaporated. Repeat with remaining Guinness. This time, cook until liquid is nearly all evaporated. Remove onions from pan and set aside.
MAKE THE GLAZE:
To a small saucepan, add whiskey and bring to a low boil. Continue to boil for about 2 minutes, then add remaining glaze ingredients and whisk to combine.
Reduce heat to LOW and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until glaze is slightly thickened.
Remove from heat and set aside.
MAKE THE BURGERS:
To a large mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper, and dried minced onion. Use your hands to mix it all together. Separate the meat mixture into 4 equal portions.
Shape meat into flattened balls, place about 1 Tbsp blue cheese crumbles in the center of the ball and push into the ball. Mold the meat around the cheese and form into a patty.
Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill pan over MED heat. Drizzle a bit of olive oil in the pan. Cook burgers about 6 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. The last minute of cooking, brush burgers with prepared whiskey glaze and place a slice of cheese on the burgers, then cover pan loosely with foil.
Remove burgers to a plate and cover with foil for 3 minutes.
Line bottom bun with arugula lettuce, then top with burger. Place a generous helping of caramelized onions on top of the burger, then drizzle with additional glaze. Top with top bun and enjoy!