Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers – Game Day Grilling Series

Get ready for a touchdown of flavor with Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers from the Game Day Grilling Series. September may signal the end of summer, but it marks the beginning of something too beautiful for words - the return of football and the return of our over-the-top grilling extravaganza!

We know that game day is not just about the on-field action. It's about the atmosphere, the camaraderie, and, most importantly, the fan food that fuels your excitement. That's why we've curated the ultimate burger experience to energize you throughout the game.

Introducing our Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers - the culinary marvel that combines all your game-day favorites in one fistful of goodness. This is not your average burger, folks. This is a gourmet masterpiece that would make any high-end restaurant chef jealous.

Picture a half-pound seasoned patty grilled to perfection, infused with our secret blend of spices that will make your taste buds dance. Take it to the next level and smother that glorious patty with a homemade barbecue sauce so delectable that angels might shed a tear. And let's not forget about the pièce de résistance - the velvety, beer-infused cheddar cheese sauce that oozes decadence. Since bacon makes everything better, pile on crispy, savory bacon slices to complete this masterpiece. The Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burger is a symphony of flavors that will have you cheering for more with each bite.

Whether grilling up a storm in your backyard or tailgating at the stadium, these burgers elevate your game day experience to legendary status. Imagine sinking your teeth into this magnificence while hearing the roar of the crowd and witnessing your favorite team dominate the field. It's a sensory overload that will transport you straight to fan heaven.

So, grillers and sports fans, prepare to ignite your taste buds and elevate your game-day celebrations. Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers are not just a meal; they're a culinary experience that will have you cheering, high-fiving, and savoring every single bite.

Serves 4

Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of 4 peppercorn blend
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, buttered
  • 1 cup TSRI’s Signature Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 cup Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 16 strips of bacon, cooked

TSRI's Signature Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup ancho chile pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile de Arbol (can substitute cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup beer, Belgian-style wheat beer (Blue Moon)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Smokehouse Burgers Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Combine chipotle pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Form beef into four 8-ounce patties, slightly larger than your bun. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks. Sprinkle burgers with seasoning mix.
  4. Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger!
  5. Toast buns on low or indirect heat.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup barbecue sauce on a toasted bun. Place burger on top. Pour beer cheddar sauce over the top and four slices of bacon.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

TSRI's Signature Barbecue Sauce

  1. In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add ketchup and 2/3 cup water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into a mason jar and let cool to room temperature.

Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. 
  2. Add flour and whisk; allow the flour to cook for 2-3 minutes to cook out the 'floury' taste. 
  3. Add garlic, chile, paprika, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  4. Slowly add beer and chicken broth. Whisk until there are no lumps. 
  5. Add cheese and whisk constantly until you have a smooth mixture. 
  6. Add half & half and Worcestershire sauce. 
  7. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve, whisking occasionally.

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