For those hot summer grill days...
- 2/3 cup finely chopped scallions, plus 1/3 cup
- 1/3 cup whiskey, plus 2 tbs
- 1/4 dry bread crumbs
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce, plus 1 1/2 teas
- 2 tbs butter, melted
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teas seasoning salt
- 1/4 teas crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teas freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 1 lbs ground pork
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Lettuce, onion, tomato for topping
- Hamburger buns
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
In a large bowl combine 2/3 cup green onion, 1/3 cup whiskey, bread crumbs, 2 tbs Worcestershire, melted butter, 2 minced garlic cloves, seasoning salt, red pepper flakes, and ground pepper in a bowl with the ground beef and pork. Shake into 16 1/2″ thick patties.
Make the cheddar-whiskey filling: In a food processor combine the cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup green onions, 2 tbs whiskey, 1 1/2 teas Worcestershire, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Pulse until nearly smooth.
Place 1 tbs of the cheddar filling in the center of 8 patties. Top with the remaining patties and pinch together the sides.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Place patties on grill, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Flip each patty, cover and cook an additional 5 minutes. Open grill and top each burger with the remaining cheese mixture (I just used slices), cover and continue to cook for 5 minutes more.
Spread barbecue sauce over buns, layer on a burger and desired toppings and serve.