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Cheesy French Fry Bourbon Burgers

Trust me, fries on a burger, covered in smoky cheddar cheese makes for the most amazing burger. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Burgers
Calories: 1285kcal



  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 1285kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1215mg | Potassium: 1945mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 16mg