Well, the air conditioner in our apartment is broke AGAIN! So grilling these beer burgers last night was a little difficult :). The picture does not do these beer burgers justice. I don’t make burgers very often because they never come out right, but my brother gave me this recipe so I thought I would give it a try since we were in the mood for some BBQ for Memorial Day. My brother recommends using an ale or lager beer for this recipe so I used Sam Adams Summer Ale (also his recommendation) and the burgers had great flavor! The only thing my husband didn’t like was the diced onion, so the next time I make these, I am going to try adding onion powder instead.

Beer Burgers

Adapted from Allrecipes.com


Serves 4

– 1 lb. ground round
– 1 tsp. salt
– 1/4 tsp. black pepper
– 1/2 c. diced onion (or 2 tsp. onion powder)
– 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– *1/2 cup beer
– 4 slices of cheddar cheese


1. In a large bowl, combine meat, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onions, and beer. Combine and form into 4 patties.

2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat (Brush pan with olive oil to prevent sticking). Once grill is hot, cook burgers for approximately 3-4 minutes and turn over. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add cheese and cook until melted or until meat is cooked to your desired taste.

Notes: The original recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of beer, however, my brother recommended using 1/2 cup to get more flavor. If you use 1/2 cup, the meat mixture will seem a little watery, but most of it will cook off on the grill!