Crunchy Onion Bourbon Burger

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crunchy onion bourbon burger on a white plate.Thursday night is play group  night.  For the past three years, my two friends and I have been meeting on Thursdays so that our sons (all born in February 2006) could get together to play.  These nights are usually very informal — pizza, subs, no stress, no fuss. 

But sometimes, you just get tired of pizza and subs.  So tonight, I thought I would make burgers for the adults and hot dogs for the kids.  A cookout in January!  Yum!

Since my husband is the Grill Master around here, he had the fun job of grilling the burgers and dogs.  I should probably mention that tonight it was 13 degrees outside with 30-40 mph wind gusts!  Not really the best grilling weather.  But, he was tough and took one for the team!

This burger concoction is his brainchild.  One night, while I was on my way to Jill’s house for play group, my husband calls to tell me that he has made “an absolutely incredible burger!”  He proceeded to tell me that he didn’t really have a plan, but just found a few things in the pantry that he thought would go good together.

And, oh my gosh, did they ever go together well!  This is not really a recipe, but a combination of ingredients that, when put together, is possibly the best burger I have ever had!  Oh, and I think my friends really liked them too!

Mongolian pork on plate
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It works best when you pour the glaze on the bun.  This way, the glaze soaks into the bun and is a lot less messy!

Trust me, this burger is worth firing up the grill in the middle of winter!  My husband did a great job with this one!

How do you like to top your burgers? Here is my excellent Bourbon Glaze recipe.

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27 thoughts on “Crunchy Onion Bourbon Burger”

  1. Bourbon makes everything better. Love the idea of the crunchy onions too. This is definitely a keeper. Happy Foodie Friday.

  2. I use french fried onions on burgers too! People thought I was weird, but now I can say, see a food blogger does it too. 🙂 I like using them on my knock-off version of BK’s Angry Whopper.

  3. gosh this sounds divine! just got to make sure i have the sauce and crispy onions ready though, but really perfect sounding!

  4. That looks amazing! We love burgers and cooking out. Rob actually uses the grill year round! We will definitely be trying this one on our next burger night!

  5. Tastefully Simple periodically retires this item — although I don’t know why, it’s phenomenal! I usually order 4-6 bottles at time so that I always have some on hand.

    The glaze is also fantastic on pork chops. Just pour about a 1/2 cup of glaze over 4 boneless pork chops and bake at 350 degrees until cooked through (about 20-30 minutes). I serve the pork chops on a bed of brown rice and top with the glaze from the pan. The glaze with thin considerably and soaks right into the rice.

    Super simple and super delicious!


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