Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Bacon Burgers
Author: April | Food n' Focus
Ingredients
  • 4 4 ounce burger patties
  • 4 pretzel buns
  • 4 slices Gouda cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • One 1-pound onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Budweiser Mild or Hot Wing Sauce (or other wing sauce)
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon, fully cooked
  • ¼ cup Sweet & Smoky Budweiser BBQ Sauce (or other sweet & smoky barbecue sauce)
  • 4 medium sized onion rings, baked or fried according to package instructions
Instructions
  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. Season the beef patties with salt and cook on a grill heated to medium until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side. Top each burger with 1 slice of smoked Gouda and cook until the cheese melts, 1 minute.
  3. In the last minute on the grill, toast the top and bottoms of the pretzel buns.
  4. Divide the BBQ sauce evenly on the bottom half of the buns. Top each bun with a burger patty, bacon, 1 onion ring and the onion mixture. Close the burgers and serve alongside of additional BBQ sauce if desired.
Recipe by Food n' Focus - Food, Travel, Photography at http://www.foodnfocus.com/beef/sweet-and-spicy-barbecue-bacon-burgers