Yes, you guessed right, my Bulleit Bourbon has taken residence at the front of my condiment shelf. I know Bourbon doesn’t really count as a condiment but I think it will pass, in a round-about way for this one – Bourbon BBQ Sauce!
So I know I’ve shared before that my dad own’s a BBQ restaurant. For that reason and because I spent a lot of my life in Kansas City, I consider myself a little bit of a snob when it comes to BBQ. I rarely make it at home because I don’t have a smoker and I have never perfected a good enough sauce. I know which restaurants I like and which are far from par.
So hear me when I post a BBQ burger on my site – this one is legit. And it all starts with the sauce. It’s sweet and spicy, and just slightly tangy and it’s good for much more than just a burger. (Paul ate it on leftover mac & cheese!) I’ll make a Bourbon-believer out of you with this one, I promise.
This burger actually started out as a Hawaiian Pork BBQ Burger. I laugh at myself when I think about my train of thought in brainstorming recipes. I was thinking jalapenos, pineapple, pork, and BBQ sauce. But I couldn’t really figure out how to bring it all together. So then I decided on this salsa with grilled red onions, grilled jalapenos and (are you ready for this?) grilled pineapple. I had no trouble eating it directly from the bowl, no burger even needed.