Friday, May 2, 2014

Dinner Tonight: Cheddar Beer Burgers  I was in beer burger heaven!

I'm not much of a beer drinker myself...but I do love how beer really brings a lot of flavor to a recipe, so I decided to make us some Cheddar Beer Burgers one night...and they were so flippin' delicious!

I'm not exaggerating...I was in love with this meal.  It's going to be really hard for me to have a cheeseburger from now on that doesn't have a beer in it!  Love!  

I bought a Samuel Adams Boston Lager because it's a darker beer (so a deeper flavor) and well...a Boston know why I picked that ;).  I'm sure any beer you have in your fridge will work but if you're going out to buy one specifically for this meal, buy a dark beer.

And yes, the alcohol will all cook out, so feel free to serve your minors too...they will love this meal!

And one last will only need about a cup of beer...what you do with the rest of the bottle is your business, not mine :).

This recipe makes 4 burger patties.

Shopping List
1 pound ground beef
1 bottle of beer
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Cheddar Cheese, I slice per burger
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper (S&P)
Burger Buns

Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high or preheat your indoor grill pan.

Combine your ground beef, 1/3 cup of beer, and a liberal pinch of salt and pepper and mix together.  Separate meat mixture into four sections and shape each section into a burger patty.

Grill your burger patties about 6 minutes on each side or until done to your likeness.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute your chopped onion in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once the onions start to caramelize (about 5 minutes or so), stir in your Dijon mustard and a good splash of beer (like another 1/3 cup or so).  Reduce heat to low and let your onions saute until your burgers are done (just a few minutes).

Top each burger with a slice of cheese about a minute before you pull them off the grill.  Then after you place your burger patty on each bun, top with your yummy onions.

Who knew beer wasn't just for drinking????

This is a weekend burger if I've ever seen one!
Fire up your grill!  It's May...enjoy your burger!


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Paula said...

On the list for sure!!!

Jaren said...

Well I must make this for my husband. I love putting beer in sauces, and I usually don't have a problem finding someone to finish it!

Tara G. said...

Now try boiling some brats in beer! :)

E.C. Anderson said...

We're huge fans of all sorts of beers at my house and, needless to say, we love a good burger as well. This looks mouth-watering! I'll be trying it out as soon as this Pittsburgh dreariness lets up!

Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

Stacey said...

Making this tonight!! :)

Stacey said...

Made this and loved it. Big hit with my husband. :)

Heather Donaldson Herwig said...

Have you tried this with ground turkey? I just did and the patties were so wet that they wouldn't bind together. Recipe looks great. Sad it didn't work with the ground turkey.

Mix and Match Mama said...

Ground turkey doesn't have hardly any fat in it, so it should actually hold up a lot better than beef (which has fat). The burgers were wet but not too wet. You can always drain some excess out of your mixing bowl as you make your patties if you want less moisture. However, moisture in a burger is what makes them spectacular!

Jared Queue said...

Is there a particular beer you use or reccomemd?

Mix and Match Mama said...

I used Samuel Adams beer. Enjoy!

Ali Phillips said...

Loved this recipe! Thank you for sharing this :) I posted a picture over at my blog today with a link back to ya. :) Have a great weekend!

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