Whiskey Burger

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
50 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 10 minutes


Whiskey Burger


  1. For the pickled red onions: In a medium pot over medium heat, bring all ingredients except for onion to a boil. Pour over onions in a bowl or mason jar, allow to cool and then reserve in refrigerator.
  2. For the burgers: In a sauté pan, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté for 10 minutes.
  3. Add apples, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Sauté until onions caramelize and apple softens, about 10 minutes
  4. Deglaze pan with whiskey. Remove from heat and reserve.
  5. In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 teaspoon pepper, cumin and chili powder. Mix until ingredients are combined.
  6. Divide beef into four equal portions. Flatten each portion into a thin patty. Place half of the onion mixture in the center of each of two of the patties. Top with remaining patty. Press sides together to seal.
  7. Grill burgers for 6-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 145°. Serve over a bed of arugula and spinach mix on the bottom bun, topped with 1 tablespoon of blue cheese and pickled red onions to preference.


Recipe courtesy of the ALDI Test Kitchen.