Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Whiskey Cheddar Burgers

Home Newsroom Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Whiskey Cheddar Burgers

Time to fire up that grill! For this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post, I’m sharing my Whiskey burger recipe. Once you try these burgers you may never go back to a boring old plain burger again. Usually I like to share several pretty photos of the food and the process. You’ll see here that I only had one prepared hamburger to photograph. I was lucky to escape with that. The smells in the kitchen had my gang all waiting anxiously.

heinens_4pmpanic_Whiskey_burger-8809

Whiskey Burgers are hamburger patties that are soaked in whiskey and garlic. Seriously! Soaked in Whiskey and garlic! This recipe got my husband home early for dinner. It’s a game changer for burger night.

The taste of your burger can depend on the quality of the meat you use. Heinen’s butcher shop offers the highest quality meats so you can count on the very best flavor. Be generous. Each one of these burgers is about 6 1/2 oz.

Start by making the toppings for the Whiskey Burgers.

Bacon and caramelized onions, I told you I’m not kidding around with this burger.

Ingredients:

  • (4) 6-6½ oz. hamburger patties
  • ¼ c. whiskey
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 8 thick-sliced pieces of cheddar cheese
  • 2 large vidalia onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. reserved bacon fat
  • 1 t. salt
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce tomatoes or your favorite hamburger fixings.

Method:

  • Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Reserve 2 T. of the bacon fat.
  • Discard the remaining bacon fat and wipe out the skillet.
  • Add the olive oil and the 2 T. of bacon fat to the same skillet, then add the onions, cooking over low heat. Add the salt and cook, turning the onions often for 30-40 minutes until they are brown and caramelized. Set aside to cool. The onions take a while to cook down and get sweet, about 30-40 minutes over low heat.
    Don’t rush them. Burning or scorching the onions will make them bitter. Take your time and you’ll reap the sweet rewards.
  • While the onions are cooking, add the whiskey and chopped garlic to a shallow dish. ( I use a microplane grater to chop my garlic.) Put in the hamburger patties and let marinate for 15 minutes. Then flip and marinate another 15 on the other side.
  •  Grill the burgers over medium-high heat for 5 minutes per side for a medium/medium rare burger. If you aren’t using 6 or 6½ oz. hamburgers you might want to cook the hamburgers less if you’re looking for a medium rare burger.
  • The last minute of grilling, add two slices of cheese to each burger and close the lid to melt the cheese.
  • Remove the hamburgers to a platter.
  • Place each hamburger on a bottom bun, then top with a large spoonful of caramelized onions and then one or two strips of bacon broken in half.
  • Top each burger with the top bun and serve.

heinens_4pmpanic_Whiskey_burger-8817 heinens_4pmpanic_Whiskey_burger-8796
ENJOY!

If you love what you see please share it with your friends on Facebook or Pinterest.  If you give it a try, post a pic of yours on instagram or twitter with the hashtag #heinens4pmpanic and tag me @tableanddish.  I can’t wait to see yours!!

Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features via Table and Dish on Instagram and on her website at TableAndDish.com.

heinens_4pmpanic_Whiskey_burger-8826


Have you heard about Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ program?  Sign up for free to receive exclusive weekly specials via email and earn Heinen’s rewards.  As a Tasteful Rewards™ membership benefit, Heinen’s will donate up to 1% of your qualified purchases made between September and April to a local school of your choice through their Teaming Up for Education Program. CLICK HERE to sign up for Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ and, trust me, this is one email that will always please your palate!

Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meatheads) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit Heinens.com.

There are no comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

365Barrington Sponsors

Featured Events

365Barrington Partners

From the Community

Springing into a new look like 💁‍♀️ This balayage and cut was created by Hair Artist Kristin! Balayages are great for anyone who wants low maintenance hair color and a natural feel to their look. ⁠
.⁠
. ⁠
#chicagosalon #chicagohair #chicagostylist #crystallake #crystallakesalon #crystallakehair #naturalsalon #naturalbeauty #naturalhaircare #avedahair #hairinspo #livedinhair #naturalhaircare #avedahaircare #aveda #avedacares #newsalon #avalonsalon #avedastylists #deerparktowncenter #salontoday #shopdeerpark #365barrington avaloncrystallake
...

0 0

How are we practicing disability inclusion? What does it mean to think intersectionally about barriers to belonging? Join @courageousconvos TONIGHT (Wed, April 14, 7pm CT) for their next session of Courageous Conversations hosted by Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque & Jessica Green with special guests Jason Altmann, Director of Access & Disability Services at @harpercollege, and Crystal Kelley Schwartz, language mentor, educator and disability advocate, followed by interactive dialogue. 

#ASL interpreting will be provided. Signup at CourageousCommunity.us ♥️ #365Barrington #CourageousConversations #disabilityinclusion
...

14 4

Cutest little circle vine from one of my fav little shops in town tatteredtiques ! So cute!
.
.
.
.
.
#shoplocal #shopsmall #homedecor #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #barringtonilphotographer #localpride #barringtongifts #barringtonillinois #60010 #barrington365 #living60010
...

6 0

Luby Group Listings

$330,000
1,294
SQFT
113 S Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Commercial For Sale
- Active

Retail storefront in prime pedestrian location in downtown Barrington surrounded by Village shopping, restaurants, and steps to the Metra train station. Great opportunity to own a high visibility space, currently vacant, ready for you to move in and

$297,000
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
306 Hickory Lane #D Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Condo For Sale
- Active Under Contract

Beautifully updated Braeburn model with terrific views over the 11th green of the Lake Barrington Shores golf course! So many updates to enjoy including an open floor plan with rich hardwood floors and a full kitchen update featuring custom cabinetr

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$160,000
0.52
ACRES
COOK
COUNTY
1100 Prairie Avenue Barrington, IL 60010
Land For Sale
- Active

Great opportunity to build your dream home on a half acre in Barrington right down the street from Baker Lake and Ron Beese Park. Located just over a mile south of downtown Barrington, this rare waterfront location is a few blocks away from award-wi

$600,000
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
20331 Ela Road Deer Park, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Pending

Amazing value! Beautiful home on 5 acres and accessed by a private road. This unique home features new exterior stain and beautiful landscape views from every window. Many upgrades inc. updated kitchen with hickory cabinets, large center island, cori

Newsletter