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Whiskey Glazed Burgers with Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe

This whiskey glazed burgers with spicy brown sugar bacon recipe is topped with crispy shallots and a sunny-side up egg. The creamy yolk enhances the spicy brown sugar bacon. Recipe courtesy Chris of Shared Appetite.

Servings: 4

Active time: 40 minutes

Total time:

Crispy Shallots


  • 3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a small fry pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Coat shallots in all-purpose flour, shake to remove excess flour, and fry in batches until golden brown and crisp.
  3. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate and immediately sprinkle with kosher salt.

Whiskey Glaze

  • 3/4 c dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 c pineapple juice
  • 1/3 c whiskey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  1. Combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, whiskey, and apple cider vinegar in small saucepan and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain simmer and cook until reduced to glaze-like consistency, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Whiskey Glazed Burgers with Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon

  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 c dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 4 burgers, grilled to desired doneness
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bacon in single layer on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  2. Combine brown sugar and ancho chile powder in small bowl. Sprinkle bacon generously with mixture and gently rub it in.
  3. Cook until until crisp, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer bacon to paper towel lined plate, and let cool.
  4. Place grilled burgers on buns. Top generously with whiskey glaze, and pile high with spicy brown sugar bacon, crispy shallots, and avocado. Top each burger with a sunny-side up egg.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe)
Total Servings 4

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 920
Calories from Fat 350
Total Fat 39g (60% DV)
Saturated Fat 11g (55% DV)
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 280mg (93% DV)
Sodium 750mg (31% DV)
94g (31% DV)
Dietary Fiber 6g (24% DV)
Sugars 59g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 15%
Iron 35%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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