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Three whiskey cheddar burgers on parchment paper sitting on a wood table
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Whiskey Bacon Cheddar Burger

Whiskey Bacon Cheddar Burger ~ Plump, Juicy Burger with a Hint of Whiskey and Loaded with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese! The Perfect Burger Recipe for Grilling!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1/4 c. whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c. shredded Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • In a large bowl, combine everything except the ground beef and buns. Add ground beef and mix lightly until thoroughly mixed. Shape into 8 1/2 in. thick patties.
  • Moisten paper towel with cooking. Using long handled tongs rub moistened paper towel on grill racks to coat lightly with oil. Grill burgers over medium high heat, covered for 4-5 minutes on each side or until internal thermometer reads 160 degrees. Serve on rolls with desired toppings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 3.9mg