Bacon Cheese Chorizo Burger with Whiskey Sautéed Onions
For The Onions:
*1 large onion, chopped
*1 TBS. butter
*1 TBS. olive oil
*1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
*3 TBS. whiskey
*1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar or more to taste
*pinch of salt or more to taste
*pepper to taste
*1/4 tsp. dried Thyme or more to taste
For The Burgers:
*1 Lbs. ground beef
*1/2 Lbs. Mexican chorizo
*1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
*salt and pepper to taste
*slices of bacon; I used two slices per burger
*sliced cheese; I used Colby Jack
*butter for the hamburger buns
*sturdy hamburger buns
In a small sauce pan heat to medium and add the butter and olive oil. When the butter melts add in the onions and the rest of the ingredients for the onions. Stir well to combine. Continue cooking while stirring frequently. If onions start to brown too fast, turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook until the onions start to caramelize, about 20 to 25 minutes; keep warm.
Cook the bacon until it’s done to your liking and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the ground beef, chorizo, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Form into 4 equal patties.
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Place the patties in the skillet.
Cook for about 5 minutes or until a crust forms on the bottom. Turn over and cook another 5 minutes or until the burgers are cooked in the middle to your liking.
Place the cheese slices over the patties and cover the skillet, cook for about 1 minute or until the cheese melts.
While the cheese is melting, spread some butter over the hamburger buns and lightly toast them.
Place the chorizo burgers onto the hamburger buns and add the bacon over the cheese. Spoon the onions over the bacon and top with any other burger toppings that you like.
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