Owensboro Burger Week 2024 is coming up March 1st through March 9th. For the fourth consecutive year, Hill View Farms Meats is a sponsor of the wildly popular event, which features about 40 local restaurants creating and serving $7 burgers to compete for the grand prize and title of Best Burger in Owensboro! In fact, several participating restaurants are using beef patties from Hill View Farm Meats.

To celebrate the kickoff of Owensboro Burger Week, Hill View owner Jim Gilles has cooked up a delicious 6 Cheese Burger Melt that you can try at home.

Jim Gilles
Jim Gilles

Here's how to make it!


2 slices of fresh sourdough bread

2 6-ounce Hill View Farms Hamburger Patties

2 slices thick cut Hill View Farms Bacon

1/4 cup each grated or shredded cheese (Red River Rat Beer Cheese, Country View Spicy Chipotle, Mild Cheddar, Southern Gem Cheddar, Garlic Cheddar and Boone Creek Creamery White Cheddar)

2 tablespoons of FDKY Kentucky Sweet BBQ Sauce

1 stick of butter

Tablespoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 cup Worchestershire sauce

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1) Mix Worchestershire sauce and minced garlic and marinate burger patties in sauce for 30 minutes.

2) Cook burgers to desired temperature. Season with salt and pepper while cooking.

3) Melt 1/4 cup of butter and olive oil in a shallow pan or skillet.

4) Butter one side of each of the sourdough slices and place butter side down in hot skillet. Butter second side while first side toasts.

5) Flip bread halfway through.

6) Spread beer cheese on up side of sourdough bread slices.

7) Place burger patty on one of the slices, top with bacon, a drizzle of BBQ sauce and a portion of each of the cheeses. Place the other bread slice on top.

8) As cheese melts, flip the entire sandwich. May have to do this once or twice to get all the cheese melted and keep the bread from getting too toasty.

9) Once the cheese has melted to your liking, remove from heat, rest for two minutes and serve!

What's Cookin'? is sponsored weekly by Kight Kitchen Interiors in Owensboro and Evansville!

2024 Owensboro Burger Week Burgers

That’s right, Owensboro! Burger Week is BACK and BIGGER than ever before! You now have NINE days to try all the beefy goodness that Owensboro has to offer.

Now here is the exciting part- one price! $7 for every burger you try! This gives you an unbelievable chance to not only get your favorite burger, but try so many more at some restaurants that traditionally don’t even serve burgers.

Owensboro is known for BBQ, but can those BBQ restaurants do burgers? What about burgers from some of our Mexican restaurants? This week is an epic showdown of burger awesomeness.
Who will have the best burger in 2024? A distinguished panel of self-proclaimed burger experts will blind taste test to determine one champion. Plus, stay tuned for a social media contest during Owensboro Burger Week. Hint, the more burgers you eat, the better chance you have at a prize!


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