“Jack It Up” Burger Recipe

This recipe was featured at the National Hamburger Festival.

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  • 2 pounds fresh ground round
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, minced
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup of Jack Daniel’s whiskey
  • 1 TB. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TB. molasses


  • 1 TB. A-1 Steak Sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 1 TB. butter
  • 6-8 Kaiser buns


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, minced onion, egg white, whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, A-1 Steak Sauce, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Shape into 6 to 8 patties. Grill until done to your liking. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, place mushrooms and onions on a piece of foil, dot with butter and fold foil to seal. Grill until mushrooms and onions are tender.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] When meat is done, grill buns, cut sides down, until light brown.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Serve burgers on toasted buns, topped with mushrooms and onions. Serves 6-8.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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