Summer isn’t over just yet! While the Fourth of July might be the biggest grilling holiday in the US, Labor Day is right at its heels in third place. In fact, the US has a long history of firing up the grill on federal holidays. This said, if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably heading to the store to stock up on your hamburger and hotdog supplies soon. Unless you’re a top chef, you’re probably just planning on throwing some patties with your typical cheese, lettuce, and ketchup toppings. But why settle for boring (likely burnt) burgers when you could have boozy burgers? With the right ingredients, you can create your own booze-infused craft burger bar right in your backyard. Here are three recipes to wow your friends and family this weekend from Booze Dogs.
Pepper Mayo Bourbon-Glaze Liquor Burger
- 1 1/2 lbs. of your choice of our bourbon burgers
- 1/4 cup steak sauce of your choosing
- 1 cup shredded or whole lettuce of your choice
- 1 1/4 cups fried onions
- 4 hamburger buns
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper (we recommend grinding your own black peppercorn)
- Fire up your grill. Take the meat, salt, steak sauce, 1/2 cup of the onions, and 1/2 teaspoons of your pepper.
- Roll your ingredients into 1/2 inch thick 4 patties. Mix the other half of your teaspoon of pepper and the mayonnaise in a small bowl.
- Throw the patties on the grill over medium heat. Cover your grill space and cook for 12 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to turn halfway through!
- While cooking your patties, place your bun halves face down to toast lightly.
- Take a knife or basting brush and generously spread your mixture of mayonnaise on your buns.
- Plop your Booze Dogs patties onto your buns and top with lettuce, and the remainder of your onions.
- Top off with a skewer or flag if you’re feeling fancy.
Bourbon Glaze Boozy Burger
- 24 oz. of our Bluetick Bourbon Burgers
- Sliced white Cheddar cheese
- Onion rings, fried
- Toasted buns
- 2 tbsp of your choice of Bourbon
- 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 cup water
- In a small pan over medium heat, mix all glaze ingredients together.
- Cook until the sauce begins to thicken and simmer.
- Take the pan off the burner and allow the mixture to cool.
- Cook your Bourbon Burgers as desired, brushing the glaze on top as you flip them.
- Toast the buns.
- Assemble your burgers as you like.
- Add a fresh glaze under the buns for one last kick.
Whiskey Glaze Boozy Burger
- 1 cup of water
- 1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of minced white onions
- 1/4 cup of your favorite whiskey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2lbs of your choice of our Boozy Burgers
- 1 sliced tomato
- 1 red onion
- 6 slices of white Cheddar or Provolone cheese
- Kosher salt and pepper, as you like
- 6 large leaves of lettuce
- 12 slices of your choice of bacon
- 6 hamburger buns
- Hamburger pickle chips
- Over medium heat and in a saucepan, mix together the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
- Bring the ingredients to a quiet boil.
- Stir occasionally, then reduce to a low simmer.
- Add the rest of the ingredients for the glaze
- Stir to combine.
- Simmer mix for about 60 minutes or until it becomes syrupy and reduces to half size. Make sure not to burn the ingredients by keeping the heat low.
- Divide your boozy burgers into 6 helpings the size of tennis balls.
- To create your patties, flatten out the meat gently.
- Season patties with salt and pepper.
- Place your bacon on aluminum foil on a baking pan.
- Stick the pan in the oven and heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 17 minutes.
- Check bacon. If it’s crispy, it’s ready to be taken out.
- Place your bacon on paper towels to help absorb any excess grease.
- Preheat the grill to high heat; place burgers on the grill when ready
- Flip burgers after 5 minutes, each time brushing the glaze onto the patties with a basting brush.
- Cook for 2 more minutes, then top with cheese, then set aside.
- Toast your buns, then swipe glaze to the bottom of them.
- Assemble your burgers and enjoy!
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We hope these recipes provided you with some inspiration for your Labor Day cookout! Want to really make an impression? Try picking up some colorful plates, and toothpick flags. You can also add to the craft burger bar atmosphere by hanging string lights across your outdoor dining area. Not a burger fan? We do more than just boozy burgers! From bratwurst to hotdogs, we have several other options in booze-infused meat. To learn more about our products or to inquire about business opportunities, contact our boozy burger website today!