Blueberry Bourbon Burger



Recipe By: Sarah Allgeier

1 pound Ground Beef (80% lean)
1/3 cup dried blueberries, chopped
1 tablespoons maple bourbon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns
4 slices cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp
3/4 cup arugula leaves
Maple-Bourbon Mayonnaise
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoons maple bourbon


1. Place blueberries in a small bowl, top with 1 tablespoon bourbon. Soak 20 minutes, or until blueberries have soaked up liquid. Drain blueberries.

2. Combine Ground Beef, blueberries, salt and pepper in large bowl. Lightly shape beef mixture into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and 1/2 tablespoon bourbon in small bowl.

4. Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun; top evenly with cheese, bacon and arugula. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly on cut side of each bun top. Close sandwiches.

Makes 4 servings


Cook’s Tip:
Cooking instructions are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.



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