T.G.I. Friday's Inspired Jack Daniel's Burgers

T.G.I. Friday's Inspired Jack Daniel's Burgers


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If there is one burger you need to try at your next barbecue, it is the T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniel's Burgers. This copycat recipe is so good you will believe you are in the middle of T.G.I. Friday's kitchen when taking a bite. With provolone cheese, crispy bacon and your own homemade version of the restaurant's Jack Daniel's Sauce, you will be more than impressed.

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 90 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin (or other ground beef, with around 20% fat)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • hamburger pickle chips

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To create the Jack Daniels glaze, take a large saucepan and combine the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir periodically while bringing it to a boil and then reduce the heat. Add lemon juice, white onion, Jack Daniels Whiskey, garlic and cayenne pepper and stir. Let mixture simmer for 1 hour.

Divide ground sirloin into 6 portions. Gently roll each portion into its own patty. Press thumb into middle of each patty to make an indent. Season patties with salt and pepper.

Begin to prepare bacon by covering a baking pan with aluminum foil and cook in an oven at 400 degrees F for around 15-20 minutes. Now start to heat the grill and place patties on top. Flip burgers when juice begins to travel to the middle of each patty. After flipping, grill for 1 minute and then begin to apply Jack Daniels glaze with a basting brush. Cook for 2 minutes and then apply cheese. The burgers should be done when the cheese is melted.

Add extra glaze to the bottom of each bun and the patties. Serve immediately.

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