Blackberry-Bourbon Burger Sliders


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Blackberry-Bourbon Burger Sliders

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Burger patty topped with blackberry-bourbon sauce with slaw between a toasted slider bun

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    A sweet and tangy whiskey glaze is the crowning glory of these juicy, bite-size burgers. Serve them on fresh Hy-Vee slider buns for a perfect play.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 32
    1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
    4 clove(s) garlic, minced and divided
    ¾ c. bourbon, divided
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp. kosher salt
    1 tsp. sweet smoked paprika
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    3 lbs. lean ground beef
    1 (12-oz.) bottle Hy-Vee chili sauce
    1 (12-oz.) jar Hy-Vee blackberry jelly
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    32 Hy-Vee cocktail buns, split and toasted
    2 c. shredded coleslaw

    Things To Grab

    • Large bowl
    • Three 15x10x1-inch baking pans
    • Meat thermometer
    • 3-to-4-quart slow cooker
    • Medium saucepan


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    2. In a large bowl, combine onion, garlic, 1/2 cup bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add beef; mix well. Divide mixture into thirty-two 2-ounce portions. Arrange patties on three 15x10x1-inch baking pans. Bake in batches, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until brown and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Transfer patties to a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.

    3. For sauce, in a medium saucepan combine chili sauce, blackberry jelly, 1/4 cup bourbon and black pepper. Heat over low heat until jelly melts. Pour mixture over patties in slow cooker; toss gently to coat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours, then keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours.
    4. Serve burgers on toasted buns topped with coleslaw.

    Nutrition facts


    220 Calories per serving
    1 slider

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 7g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 380mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    • Protein: 11g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 2%
    Vitamin C 4%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Health 2015.