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The Kentucky Burger with Mint Julep Mayo

I worked for a few years in rural Whitesburg, Kentucky and this burger really captures a lot of the flavors that I encountered. A delicious beef and country ham patty topped with hickory-smoked bacon, smoked gouda cheese, and cucumbers (Kentucky is very


1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
12 slices Hickory-Smoked Bacon
1 3/4 pounds ground chuck
1/4 pound country ham, finely chopped
1/4 cup on


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

To make Mint Julep Mayo, in a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, bourbon, sugar, and mint. Mix until well combined. Refrigerate until serving