Whiskey Double Burgers with Avocado & Crispy Onions

Makes 8 patties

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

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Ingredients:

2 pounds Five Marys Farms ground beef

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Whiskey BBQ sauce

1/4 cup apple cider

1/4 cup whiskey

1/4-1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/8 cup soy sauce

2-3 dashes of hot sauce

2-3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

1 garlic clove, crushed

Crispy Onions

1 cup flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 cups neutral oil

Fixin’s

8 brioche buns

2 ripe avocados

Instructions:

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees. Form your meat into 8 1/4-pound patties. Form the patties fairly thin, about 5 inches in diameter. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Before you put the burgers on the hot grill, whisk together the whiskey BBQ sauce ingredients and heat to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove and allow to cool.

Place the flour in a bowl and the cream in another. Place the sliced onions in the cream. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. At this point, place the burgers on the grill. Working quickly and in batches, dredge the onions in the flour, shaking off the excess, and place them into the oil. These fry quickly, roughly 2 minutes per batch. Between batches, check your patties and flip them at about 5 minutes. Continue frying the onions while the burgers finish cooking.

To assemble the burgers, place 2 patties on 1 bun and top with sliced avocado, crispy onions, and whisky BBQ sauce! Enjoy!