Bourbon Barbecue Burger

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS
SERVING SIZE: 1 BURGER EACH
MAKES: 4 BURGERS
PREP: 25 MINS
COOK: 25 MINS
GRILL: 8 MINS TO 10 MINS

 

 

 


Ingredients

1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

1 tablespoon bourbon or whiskey

12 ounces lean ground beef

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

4 very thin slices cheddar cheese (1.75 oz. total)

4 reduced-calorie wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted*

4 small leaves Boston or bibb lettuce

4 slices fresh tomato


Directions
  1. In a large skillet cook onion, covered, in hot oil over medium-low heat 13 to 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes more or until golden. Transfer all but 2 tablespoons of the onion to a bowl; cover.
  2. For bourbon sauce, add barbecue sauce to onion in skillet. Cook and stir until just boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in bourbon. Cook 1 minute more.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the next four ingredients (through pepper); shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  4. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once and topping each burger with a slice of cheese the last 1 minute of grilling. Serve burgers on buns with reserved caramelized onions, lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and bourbon sauce.
From the Test Kitchen
*TIP

For restaurant-style buns, preheat the broiler. Place bun bottoms, cut sides up, and bun bottoms, cut sides down, on a large baking sheet. Brush bun tops only with 1 egg white, lightly beaten; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. Broil 6 to 8 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until bun tops are lightly browned.


Nutrition Facts (Bourbon Barbecue Burger)

Per serving: 389 kcal , 17 g fat (6 g sat. fat , 1 g polyunsaturated fat , 6 g monounsaturated fat ), 65 mg chol. , 692 mg sodium , 32 g carb. , 8 g fiber , 13 g sugar , 25 g pro.