“Jack It Up” Burger Recipe

“Jack It Up” Burger RecipePhoto Credit: National Hamburger Festival


  • 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

    How to make it 

  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

    When meat is done, grill buns, cut sides down, until light brown.

  • 4

    Serve burgers on toasted buns, topped with mushrooms and onions. Serves 6-8.

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