Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce

Sweet and savory flavors are a match made in burger heaven. This Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce is over the top delicious! Perfect for those end of summer parties and football season kickoff. You’re going to crave this one year round.

Quick and easy, the perfect tailgating burger...Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce. |


I’m a burger freak…..well, maybe a burger super freak.  I could eat them every day so I’m always looking for creative ways to punch them up with flavor. I’m a fan of the standard cheeseburger but when I have guests for summer parties or tailgating I LOVE to wow them with my burger powers so to speak. And this Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce is always a huge win with my fellow burger fans.

Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce |

The first time I made this Maple Bourbon Burger my husband was seriously skeptical. He’s a burger purist totally favoring a classic cheeseburger topped with ketchup, lettuce and tomato. I like to be a bit of an adventurist so I started painting on sweet glazes made from flavorful ingredients like maple syrup and bourbon or PEACH JAM (seriously, OMG). You’d be surprised how mouthwatering a sweet/savory burger can be….and you may even want to kick the classic to the curb, like my husband has now done.

Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce |


It all starts with the glaze which is just maple syrup and a bit of bourbon. When the burger is almost done, you slather that sticky sweet concoction all over the top. Then melt on a slice of smoked gouda because….well, smoked gouda is flipping amazing. And when you think you’re done, you top the whole thing with a totally addicting Bacon Mustard Sauce that’s seriously amazing.

Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce |


How’s that for the most epic burger recipe around?  And if you’re looking for other ways to amp up your burger game try this Beef Bourguinon Burger or my FAVORITE French Dip Burger!!

Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce |

Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 683 kcal

grilling weather calls for this delicious maple bourbon burger!



  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 slices smoked gouda
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion


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Nutrition Facts
Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 683 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1013mg44%
Potassium 649mg19%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 348mg35%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

One comment on “Maple Bourbon Burger with Bacon Mustard Sauce”

  1. This looks so yummy. We had burgers for dinner yesterday, and will have some again tomorrow, Saturday. I will be sure to let my hubby see THS recipe.

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