June Recipes

Whiskey Blue Burgers

Whiskey Blue Burger on a red background
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
35 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 8 slice(s) Hy-Vee double smoked thick sliced bacon
  • 3 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates brown sugar bourbon seasoning, divided
  • 4 (6-oz. each) Hy-Vee Gourmet Steakhouse bacon Cheddar burger patties
  • 4 slice(s) Hy-Vee sliced Havarti cheese
  • 1 (6-oz.) pkg. Hy-Waiian hamburger buns, (4-ct.)
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 ½ cups Full Circle Market organic arugula, loosely packed
  • Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground
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Combine blueberries, whiskey, and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered 10 to 12 minutes or until berries burst, stirring frequently. Stir together water and corn starch; stir into blueberry mixture. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened; remove from heat.
Sprinkle bacon slices with 1 tablespoon brown sugar bourbon seasoning. Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat 12 to 14 minutes or until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
Preheat charcoal or gas grill with greased grill rack for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375°).
Sprinkle both sides of burgers with remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar bourbon seasoning. Grill 10 minutes, turning halfway through. Top with cheese and grill 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted and burgers reach 165°. Remove from grill; loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Grill buns, cut sides down, 30 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted. Remove from grill.
To serve, top bun bottoms with burgers, candied bacon, red onion, arugula, and blueberry-whiskey mixture. Lightly season with black pepper, if desired. Place bun tops on burgers.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 45g 58%
Saturated Fat: 21g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 170mg 57%
Sodium: 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate: 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber: 2g 7%
Sugars: 19g 38%
Protein: 48g 96%

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