MI Coop Kitchen

The Triple B Burger (Bacon Bourbon Burger)

Recipe by
Cherryland Electric Cooperative  
30 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 15 minute cook time for sauce 10 minute grill time for burgers | Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped bacon pieces (fully cooked)
  •  Pinch of salt and pepper
  •  8 pineapple slices (canned)
  •  4 slices of tomato
  •  4 leaves of lettuce
  •  4 slices of Italian (5 cheese) or cheddar cheese (optional)
  •  4 burger buns (sesame seed)
  •  1 cup bourbon (any brand)
  •  2/3 cup ketchup
  •  1/2 cup brown sugar
  •  2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 tablespoon lemon juice
  •  1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Sauce Thickener

  •  2 tablespoons cornstarch
  •  ¼ cup cold water
  •  4 ice cubes


  1. Combine ground chuck, bacon, salt and pepper.  Mix well and form into four burger patties and set aside.
  2. Mix all bourbon sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. After the sauce has reduced, mix cornstarch, water and ice cubes together in a small cup to create a slurry.  Slowly pour the slurry (holding back the ice cubes) into the bourbon sauce, stir the sauce until it comes to a light boil, remove from heat to cool (stir occasionally).
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat, baste the burger patties and pineapple slices with a liberal amount of bourbon sauce.  Grill burger patties over medium heat until done and the pineapple slices for two minutes on each side.  Add a slice of Italian or cheddar cheese to each burger, if desired.
  5. Place one burger patty and 1 or 2 pineapple slices on each bun and top with tomato and lettuce.  Add additional sauce to bun, if desired.

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