Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders

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Nothing says summer like burgers on the grill.  We love grilling up a couple of burgers on a hot day.   While we are happy to have plain burgers or a burger with cheese, sometimes it’s nice to make a gourmet burger at home.

These Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders are one of my favorite new gourmet burgers! The homemade sauce definitely makes these burgers winners!

Now I’ve made some fun burgers in the past.  I usually choose a cheese and maybe a sauce and then go from there.  It’s interesting trying to pair toppings, cheese, and sauces together to make a burger that tastes great but isn’t overwhelmed by the toppings.

Grill juicy burgers, top them with cheese, then brush them with a homemade BBQ sauce.

This week Sunday Supper is sharing hamburger and hot dog recipes.   I think this is a great summer theme and can’t wait to see more of the burger recipes.   I’m always looking for new inspiration for my gourmet burgers.  While I’m not a hot dog person, my husband sure is.

Grill these tasty burgers brushed with homemade Bourbon BBQ Sauce then topped with bacon, cheese, and lettuce

In this burger there are two stars.  One is the burger and the other is the Bourbon BBQ Sauce.  The Bourbon BBQ Sauce is made inside on a stove and is made by combining water, pineapple, ketchup, BBQ Sauce, and bourbon in a pot.   You can also put this in a disposable foil pan covered with foil and cook it on the grill.  It’s sweet with just a kick of spice and a bit of a bite from the bourbon.  It’s pretty awesome.

One bite and you'll love these Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders!

The burgers are just my classic everyday burger with a bit of BBQ mixed in.  I used both BBQ seasoning and BBQ sauce in the burgers.   I decided to turn them into sliders because those were the buns I had in the house.  I ended up making a juicy slider topped with Havarti cheese, bacon, lettuce, and the Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

Take a bite out of these juicy Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burgers with cheese.

These sliders are incredible.   The crispy, salty bacon pairs well with the juicy burger and the Bourbon BBQ Sauce is just over the top.   It’s a delicious burger that would be great in regular size as well as these sliders.   I’ll admit, I also dipped my fries into this sauce, YUM!

These Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders are one of my favorite new gourmet burgers! The homemade sauce definitely makes these burgers winners!

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger Sliders

Make this juicy BBQ burger topped with Havarti cheese, bacon, and a homemade Bourbon BBQ Sauce
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 sliders
Author: Hezzi-D


For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. Bourbon
  • 1/4 c. prepared BBQ sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 lb. 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ Sauce

For assembling the burger:

  • 8 slider buns
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 slice bacon cooked and halved


  • Combine all ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan. Place in over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce thickens up. Remove from heat.
  • To make the burgers put the ground beef, brown sugar, BBQ seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, Montreal seasoning, and BBQ sauce in a bowl. Mix together with your hands and form into 8 sliders.
  • Place the sliders on a grill heated to medium high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until desired temperature is reached. Place a slice of Havarti cheese on each slider and close the lid for 1 minute or until melted.
  • Remove from grill and place the sliders on the buns. Top with bacon and a lettuce leaf. Slather with the bourbon BBQ sauce and serve.


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Bite into a juicy Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger for dinner tonight!

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  1. Mmm, this sounds so good, especially the barbecue sauce! Grilled corn is always a treat, too! Looks like a great meal! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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