Nothing is more American than a burger. Especially a burger with a pile of crispy oven fries sitting on top, a slice of melty cheese and sweet bourbon sauce that is honestly one of the sweetest things you have ever tasted.
Burgers are probably one of Americas most beloved foods. Meat eaters, chicken eaters, vegetarian eaters, vegans eaters, we are all burger eaters. This is one is beef, but it can definitely be made into chicken or even a mushroom burger. Really all you need is the idea…
Fries and Sweet Bourbon Sauce.
- 1 1/4 pounds fresh ground beef
- 4 slices smoked cheddar cheese
- 4 Buns
- 3 pounds unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into wedges or strips
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teasponn pepper
- 3/4 cup bourbon
- 1 cup cold water, divided
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons of y
- 1 1/2 teasspoons tabasco
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
Make the Fries: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, seasoned salt and pepper. Gently toss with your hands or two spatulas to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer. Roast for 25-30 minutes, then flip and roast for 25-30 minutes more. This may take longer depending on how thick you cut your potatoes. You want the potatoes to be deeply golden and crispy on the outside!
While the fries cook make the sauce. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water until smooth. Add the cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. In a medium sauce pan over low heat, combine the bourbon, 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, honey,Tabasco, brown sugar, dijon and garlic. Bring up the heat to a simmer and slowly add the corn starch mixture, whisking vigorously as you go. When the mixture is well combined, cook about 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and set aside until ready to use. The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Fire up your Jag Grill.
Make the burgers: Form the meat into 4 patties. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare or longer if you prefer. Add a handful of the fries on top of the burger and place a slice of cheese right on top of the fries. Let the cheese melt and then serve the burgers on toasted buns and drizzle with a generous amount of the sweet bourbon sauce.