Smoked White Cheddar Burger with Whiskey Glazed Onions

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This post is part of a kick-butt burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore but the burger epicness is all my own.

Are you a burger lover? I have been since I can remember, and making them are half the fun for me now.

This burger is so amazing, and I have to say that the onions are the superstar here, people. 



Whiskey glazed, OH, and jalapeno honey glazed caramelized onions.


Y’all, these are fanfuckingtastic.

When I make my candied jalapenos, I always end up with a jar of jalapeno honey. After splashing a little whiskey on the onions, I drizzled about a tablespoon of the jalapeno honey, tossed with a tad more butter, and removed from the heat.

Next time, I’ll probably throw some flame on it to burn the alcohol off faster. 


All of this combined with Cabot’s Vermont’s Extra Sharp Cheddar and fresh red ripe tomato and arugula made for one outstanding burger.



Smoked White Cheddar Burger with Whiskey and Jalapeno Honey Glazed Onions

Smoked White Cheddar Burger


  • 1 lb. ground round
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Sea salt
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Whiskey or Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno honey (or regular honey)
  • 6 oz. Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar(https://www.cabotcheese.coop/new-york-extra-sharp-cheddar-cheese#tab=dairy%2Bbars&slide=32), sliced thin
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • Mayo
  • Arugula
  • 1 pkg Potato buns


  1. Combine beef and sausage together with Worcestershire and S&P, form into patties and refrigerate.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat, and generously sprinkle with salt.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, and stir occasionally, but not too much.
  4. When the onions have caramelized a good bit, sprinkle the whiskey and honey on top and stir with tongs to combine, and remove from heat after about 2-3 min. Remove from pan and cover.
  5. Using the same pan, add burgers over medium high heat and sear for a min on each side.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and cook to desired temp. Add cheese on top until melted.
  7. Build burger by adding mayo and arugula to bottom bun, followed by burger and onions. Serve.

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  • best-liquor-decanter
    June 21, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Wow! this looks amazing. I think this is too tasty. I really like it.

  • Joel Valenzuela
    June 13, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Jalapeno honey and whiskey onions FTW! If that’s not a perfect combo, then I don’t know what is!

  • Christie
    June 1, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Smoked Cheddar, whiskey onions. I love everything about this burger. It sounds amazing and definitely something I’d order on a menu.

  • Jolene
    May 31, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Jalapeno honey and whiskey onions? I’m totally in!

  • Shirley Wood
    May 31, 2019 at 6:09 AM

    If I need a knife to eat the burger then I know it is going to be delicious. Those onions are calling my name!

  • Holly
    May 30, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Oh my goodness – these burgers look amazing! It looks so delicious and I’m in love with those whiskey honey onions!

  • Julie Menghini
    May 30, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Wow, that is one delicious looking burger. The honey jalapeno flavor sounds amazing and we love Cabot products.

  • Erin Vasicek
    May 30, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Piled high and looking sexy!

  • Karen
    May 29, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    That burger, with sausage in it, sounds crazy good!! Love all of the drippy onions!

  • Paul Sidoriak
    May 29, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Great Job! That is one delicious looking burger!

  • Shea
    May 29, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Thanks, Paul!

  • Geoffrey at Spoonabilities
    May 29, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    LOVE the sound of Whiskey and Jalapeno Honey Glazed Onions, not to mention the burger itself. And, can I say how awesomely cool it is that you used a steak knife as the “pick” holding the burger together!

  • Shea
    May 29, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Thank you so much – Half the fun is the aesthetics!

  • Sue Ringsdorf
    May 29, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    You had me at whiskey and honey glazed onions! This burger looks and sounds unbelievable. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

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