Are you looking to up your burger game? Look no further than this delicious bacon, gouda, and barbecue burger!
Smoke Gouda and Bacon Burgers with Barbecue Sauce
Source: Food and Wine Website
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- One 1-pound onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot or other hot sauce
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- Eight 1/2-inch-thick slices of firm white bread
- 8 slices of thick-cut bacon
- 2 pounds ground beef chuck (20 percent fat), formed into 4 patties the same size as the bread slices
- 3 ounces smoked Gouda, shredded (1 cup)
- 1/4 cup Sweet Barbecue Sauce
1. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the sliced onion and a pinch of salt, cover and cook, stirring a few times, until the onion is crisp-tender and just turning translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce and beef broth and remove from the heat. Season with salt.
2. Heat a large griddle. Spread the butter on 1 side of each bread slice and griddle buttered side down over moderate heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer the toasts to a plate. Add the bacon to the griddle and cook over moderate heat until crisp, about 4 minutes per side; drain on paper towels. Wipe off the griddle.*
3. Season the beef patties with salt and cook on the griddle over moderately high heat until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side. Top each burger with 1/4 cup of smoked Gouda and cook until the cheese melts, 1 minute.
4. Set the burgers on the unbuttered sides of 4 toasts. Top with the bacon, onion and Sweet Barbecue Sauce. Close the burgers and serve, passing more barbecue sauce at the table.
* Okay so I do know this is Food and Wine Magazine and they are amazing, but I personally think that cooking bacon in the oven is the best way to do it. I cook my bacon on a sheet tray that has sides please, please, please don't just use a regular cookie sheet for your's and your oven sake. I turn my oven to 375 F for about 10 minutes. They usually cook very evenly and it also lets you keep your stove clean with no grease mess!
Also don't feel like you have to cook your burger medium rare, personally that's how I like my burgers, but feel free to cook whatever desired doneness. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do! If you make this recipe, I would love to see it! You can do that by either tagging me on Instagram at Takingonthekitchen or using the hashtag takingonthekitchenblog! I hope to see some amazing burger!
My name's Abby. I am a recent Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and personal assistant to a pretty cool realtor. All in all life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!