This here is a big, honkin’, overloaded, melty cheesy, chin dribblin’, sauce drippin’, meaty, beauty of a burger.
Because, sometimes you just gotta have a burger.
And this is a burger to be proud of my friends. I’ve made my fair share of burgers before, even posted a few standouts on this site – check out this MHS Pretzel Burger and this amazing Chipotle, Cheddar and Balsamic Onion Burger.
But, this burger, this burger might even beat them both.
A perfect Pat LaFrieda patty (brisket blend) pan seared on a screamin’ hot skillet (in the bacon fat left over from cooking the bacon – uh, yup ? that’s right), melted smoked cheddar, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, crispy thick cut bacon, a slick of mayo and a good squirt of bourbon black pepper barbecue sauce all on a toasted sesame seed brioche bun. I’m calling this one the All-in Bbq Burger.
Can I get an Amen?!
Yes I can.
All-in Bbq Burger
- 4 6oz burger patties
- 4 sesame seed brioche buns - split and toasted
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 4 1.5 oz slices smoked cheddar cheese
- 1 cup caramelized onions - recipe follows
- 1 cup sautéed mushrooms
- 4 slices thick cut hickory smoked bacon - cooked
- 4 tbsp bourbon black pepper barbecue sauce - I like this recipe by Steven Raichlen, but I like to up the black pepper to at least a tablespoon and use a medium coarse grind.
- Cook burgers in a cast iron skillet over high heat till done to your liking. Me? I go about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
- Bottom bun, mayo, burger, smoked cheddar, onions, mushrooms, bacon, bbq sauce, top bun. Enjoy.
- 3 cups sliced onions - medium thin
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- In a large pan melt the butter over medium high heat, add the onions, sugar and salt & pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Turn heat down to low and cook onions, stirring occasionally, till deep golden in color and deliciously fragrant – about 45 min to 1 hour.
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