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Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce for Hamburger Steak

Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce for Hamburger Steak
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This simple pan fried hamburger steak with brown sugar bourbon sauce will knock your socks off! The sauce is so flavorful and decadent. Flavor combinations like these are unique and spicy. Learn how to make this amazing dish by following this easy recipe.

Brown sugar bourbon sauce has amazing flavor combinations. Bourbon is a wonderful sauce ingredient. It’s an American barrel aged whiskey or alcoholic liquor. Bourbon was first distilled in the 18th century in the American south, namely Kentucky. It’s has a deep, earthy, sweet flavor.

Sauce made with bourbon tastes amazing with hamburger steak. It’s made with fermented corn and cereal grain such as seeds of the pseudocereals amaranth, buckwheat, and quinoa. The specific flavors bourbon tends to add include vanilla, oak, and caramel.

You will adore this oaky and robust dish!

Other ingredients for brown sugar bourbon sauce include vegetable oil, finely minced shallots, garlic, and water. Also apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, salt, and brown sugar. And last but not least red chili powder, molasses, and liquid smoke.

Molasses taste amazing with bourbon for this hamburger steak. This viscous condiment is also called black treacle in the United Kingdom. Molasses is the byproduct of refining sugar cane or sugar beets. It provides a sweet, smokey, robust flavor.

The hamburger steak takes only 10 minutes to cook but the brown sugar bourbon sauce should be simmered for 15 minutes total. That’s because it takes about that long to cook the alcohol out of the bourbon. What I do is start making the sauce first and once it’s simmering I fry up the beef.

This way both recipes end up being done approximately the same time. Additionally they can both rest for about 10 to 15 minutes and the full dish is ready to serve. See the detailed recipe with instructions below!

Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce for Hamburger Steak

Dinner
By Guest contributor Serves: 3
Prep Time: 12 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 27 minutes

This simple pan fried hamburger steak with brown sugar bourbon sauce will knock your socks off! The sauce is so flavorful and decadent. Flavor combinations like these are unique and spicy. Learn how to make this amazing dish by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients For The Sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • Ingredients For The Hamburger Steak
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice

Instructions

Directions For The Sauce

1

Sauté the shallots and garlic in the oil until they start to brown

2

Whisk in the tomato paste, liquid smoke, molasses, and bourbon on medium low heat

3

Whisk in the water and apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer

4

Combine all the dry seasonings and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl and whisk before slowly adding them into the simmering pot while continuing to whisk to avoid clumps

5

Allow the sauce to simmer on low heat for 12 minutes then remove from heat and allow it the rest for 10 minutes

Directions For The Hamburger Steak

6

Combine the beef, egg, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lime juice in a large mixing bowl

7

Use a potato masher or even your hands to mix everything together

8

In a separate small bowl combine all the seasoning and whisk them

9

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture into the ground beef and mix them all together

10

Form 3 medium sized patties with the meat mixture

11

Heat the oil in a large skillet using medium heat

12

Fry the patties and onion in the oil for approximately 5 minutes per side

13

Allow them to rest


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