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I am so serious right now.

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And on a Monday too.

Here is the thing, I have had these burgers just sitting on my computer for way too long. Like getting close to a month, but I wanted to wait and post them a little closer to the fourth of July cause well, I mean come on. Nothing is more American than a burger. Especially a burger with a pile of crispy oven fries sitting on top, a slice of melty cheese and sweet bourbon sauce that is honestly one of the sweetest things you have ever tasted.

Honest.

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Plus, technically I am on vacay. After close the twenty-four hours of travelling we made it to Isle of Palms in South Carolina.

Which by the way, I am definitely not used to this heat or this humidity. I mean sure, I grew up living on the lake in Cleveland, so I know what hot humid summers are like. But I have not spent nearly any time in heat like this since then. Which means it has been basically six years since I have truly felt heat like this.

Colorado and Oregon are not hot like this, sure it gets hot, but there is no humidity what so ever.

Believe it ir not I am absolutely loving it. The heat is my best friend, at least for the next five days. I might be over it after that, check back on Sunday when I will be in the total opposite climate and probably freezing my butt off.

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Alright now let’s talk burgers.

Probably one of Americas most beloved foods. Meat eaters, chicken eaters, vegetarian eaters, vegans eaters, we are all burger eaters. This is one is beef, but it can definitely be made into chicken or even a mushroom burger. Really all you need is the idea…

Fries and Sweet Bourbon Sauce.

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Please do not tell me you have never had fries on your burger?

I promise, it’s not weird. Okay, not that weird.

Cleveland may not be known for a lot of awesome things, but Cleveland knows how to do food. They have restaurants, food trucks and the most amazing Westside Market that I would KILL to shop at today.

In my opinion they having a booming food scene and I can’t believe I never knew about it until I moved away. Kind of a bummer, but at least I get to try and make my own twist of some of the dishes my parents tell me about.

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Actually?

I have no idea where this burger came from. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but for some odd reason I feel like it would be a Cleveland burger. I do think my mom has ordered a burger with fries on top before and brought the leftover home, so I am thinking that is where my idea sprouted from.

Whatever, it’s a serious burger and it is dang good. It is the kind of burger that would fit in the savory category of Bridget’s of Bake at 350 Dessert For Dudes Month. This is a total guy burger, but obviously all girls love them too.

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Trust me, fries on a burger, covered in smoky cheddar cheese makes for the most amazing burger. And really there is no better combo than burgers and fries. So I figure why not just throw them on top with lots of cheese, the texture is freakishly awesome.

Bust then there is the Sweet Bourbon Sauce? The sauce is totally going to sell you on this burger.

It’s sweet, with a hint of bourbon, a little smoky flavor and a kick of spice. Plus, bourbon and burgers just go together. Like burgers and fries. Really though?

The whole burger, fries, cheese and sweet bourbon sauce is all just amazing. It all needs to happen on one burger.

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Truly one of my favorite burgers.

Okay I can not say favorite only because I can not decide between this burger, a peanut butter burger, a buffalo salmon slider and a Roasted Garlic Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potato Burgers with Avocado Ranch.

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Cheesy French Fry Bourbon Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Burgers
Calories Per Serving: 970 kcal

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Ingredients

Burger

  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh ground beef
  • 4 slices smoked cheddar cheese
  • 4 of [your favorite whole wheat hamburger buns toasted | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/everything-bagel-slider-buns/]

Oven Baked French Fries

  • 3 pounds unpeeled russet potatoes cut into wedges or strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teasponn pepper

Sweet Bourbon Sauce

Instructions

  • Make the Fries: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, seasoned salt and pepper. Gently toss with your hands or two spatulas to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer. Roast for 25-30 minutes, then flip and roast for 25-30 minutes more. This may take longer depending on how thick you cut your potatoes. You want the potatoes to be deeply golden and crispy on the outside!
  • While the fries cook make the sauce. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water until smooth. Add the cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. In a medium sauce pan over low heat, combine the bourbon, 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, honey, [BBQ Sauce | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/homemade-barbecue-sauce-just-like-sweet-baby-rays/] Tabasco, brown sugar, dijon and garlic. Bring up the heat to a simmer and slowly add the corn starch mixture, whisking vigorously as you go. When the mixture is well combined, cook about 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and set aside until ready to use. The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Preheat a grill or griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Make the burgers: Form the meat into 4 patties. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare or longer if you prefer. Add a handful of the fries on top of the burger and place a slice of cheese right on top of the fries. Let the cheese melt and then serve the burgers on toasted buns and drizzle with a generous amount of the sweet bourbon sauce.

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Ugh. Decisions I HATE them. Please don’t ask me to make them, because I just can’t.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe but would reduce amount of Bourbon next time. A little too strong for me but it was an amazing burger … always get restaurant quality meals from Tieghan!

    1. Hey Sharon,
      Happy Monday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This burger was so amazing. A real pick me up on a cold Tuesday night. It was my first time having fries on a burger and definitely a game changer!

  3. I just made the sauce ahead for tonight’s dinner. It’s very thin, watery. Should I warm it up & add more corn starch?

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Sorry you are having issues with the sauce, yes I would recommend simmering for a bit longer and you can add some additional corn starch. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  4. I gave the burger a go and I have to say that I absolutely hated the sauce – the bourbon was way too strong and the spice mix was off. Perhaps I read the directions wrong but I definitely can’t recommend them.

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  6. I think my husband would fall in love with me all over again if I made these… that is if he didn’t completely fall in love with the burger. Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

  7. Love this burger and the sauce is genius!
    We have a Pittsburgher in PA it has fries, bbq sause,cheese and coleslaw on a hogie bun. it’s huge and it’s wonderful if the slaw is good.
    Have to try it with the bourbon sauce!

  8. These burgers look great! I don’t think I’ve ever had french fries on a burger before, but I’ve had fries on a meat dish while in Peru – lomo saltado. (Oh, and an egg on a burger – at McDonald, no less! – in Peru) It was good, so I’m guessing these are as delicious as they look!
    Hope you enjoy your vacation…how was that private jet??

    1. Oh man, those meals sound good!
      Vacation is good and the jet was nice, but a little more hot and cramped than I was expecting! LOL
      Thank you, Laura!

  9. first…we LOVE Isle of Palms…my parents live on Pawleys Island, so we visit just about every year
    second..that burger…CRAZY good…fries are MY thing…how have I never thought to put them on a burger
    genius

    1. I am loving Isle of Palms and can see why you guys love it. It is awesome! Thank you so much, Heather! Hope you give the burgers a try!

  10. French Fried ON the burger. Wow. Genius. You’ve got me hooked, girl. You have serious talent. Do you take your own pictures too?

    Amazeballs,

    Michele

  11. Mercy! What a burger!! I know I’d be licking the spoon from that bourbon sauce for sure!

  12. Confession: Never had fries on my burger. In fact, the thought never even crossed my mind. But now, I won’t be able to get it off my mind until I give it a shot 🙂

    My hubby will love this idea too!

    1. Oh man! You have to try it, I mean if you like burger and fires I would think you would love this! Thanks Loretta!

  13. I mean… WHAT?! These are insanely incredibly amazing, Tieghan. Like, seriously, I cannot imagine ever eating a better burger than this. I have no more words except “YES.” Yes, I will make this and my husband will marry me all over again. That is certain.

  14. I am LOVING this!! I will definitely be trying this with a vegan veggie burger!! Adding fries is seriously genius!

    1. Yes! Glad you like the idea! I have done fries on all burgers and they delicious! Hoep you love this Hannah!

  15. This is a total American food… fries on burgers, yes please. I’m going to convince my boyfriend to have these at our fourth of July party!

  16. I have to sit down because my heart keeps skipping a beat over these burgers!! Oh may gawwrssshhh!!

    1. Haha! Thank you, Megan! Don’t pass out on though. I mean eat the burger first at least! LOL. Just kidding! Thank you so much, Megan! I love your enthusiasm!

  17. Holy Moly, girl! AH-MAZING! I want this for lunch…right now! LOVE bourbon…love burgers…love fries! Fabulous job! xo

  18. I’m drooling at my keyboard… the drippy ooey-gooeyness of the burger is officially making me crave one right this second! Tasty look burger, my friend!

  19. Tieghan,
    You have me drooling over this burger and it’s only 7:58 in the morning! I so need to do a series on burgers and I’m starting with this one 🙂 Pinned and sharing on FB! Awesome recipe
    xoxo,
    Michelle

  20. Grat looking burgers! I am starting to think that bourbon makes every thing better, kind of like bacon!

    1. I am starting to think the same thing! I just made bourbon peaches and WOW! So good! Thanks Kevin!

  21. OK. This post and your photos literally made my stomach growl! Wow!! I want to try one of these right now!! Beautifully done.

  22. I’ve had fries in a burrito and gyro but never on a burger. Things are about to change in my house.

  23. South Carolina is one gorgeous state, but I have a hard time with the heat and humidity too…eat some ripe drippy peaches for me!! These burgers definitely are All-American….dripping with goodness! Love you idea of a bourbon sauce – very boozy, adventurous and perfect for the 4th!

  24. Oh good gravy, this looks AMAZING. Love the idea of putting fries on my burger, heck yes!

  25. ‘2 of your favorite BBQ Sauce’

    Okay … two WHAT of my favorite BBQ Sauce? teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, bottles, cases?

    If I have to guess it is tablespoons, but I’d rather not guess.

  26. Oh my gosh! Hello! I need this burger in my life! I love that it has fries on it. I’ve piled fries on burgers before, but never with that amazing sauce.