There is nothing better than a juicy beer burger when you are in the mood to treat yourself or host your friends. After all, bonding with your friends while grilling burger patties is a feeling that you cannot compare to anything else. With a couple of beers or chilled juices in hand, you can enjoy a bonding session as you try to make the perfect burger that can be enjoyed together.
The best part about this beer burger recipe is that none of the ingredients are seasonal. This means that you can make yourself a burger when you feel like it without worrying about not being able to find the right ingredients.
Beer burgers are extremely easy to make, and let’s admit it, who can say no to a juicy burger? It almost feels like a crime, doesn’t it?
Beer burgers are perfect for serving your family or friends and can even be taken to a relative’s house if you do not want to show up empty-handed. Everyone likes a good BBQ burger that will melt in their mouth.
Here are some things to know about this beer burger recipe:
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Makes: 4 servings
Ingredients You Need to Make a Beer Burger
- Lean sirloin: 2 pounds, ground
- Gouda cheese: 1/3 pound, smoked, cut into ¼ inch cubes
- Onion: 1 medium or ½ large
- Sweet paprika: 2 teaspoons, smoked
- Ground cumin: 1 teaspoon
- Grill seasoning
- Salt: To taste
- Pepper: To taste
- Garlic: 2 cloves, finely grated
- Flat-leaf parsley: Handful
- Worcestershire sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Bottle beer: 12-ounce
- Olive oil: extra virgin (for drizzling purposes)
- Spicy brown mustard: ½ cup
- Sour cream: 1/3 cup
- Fresh dill: 3 tablespoons
- Kaiser rolls: 4, toasted and split
- Lettuce: Red or green
- Pickles: To taste
- Sauces: Ketchup/ chipotle/ mustard/ honey mustard
How to Make a Beef Burger
Start by preheating the grill using medium to high heat.
Get a big bowl and add in your meat and cheese.
Microwave the onion to make peeling it easier, and cut it into half if you are using a medium-sized onion. Grate 4 tablespoons of onion on the meat kept in the bowl. Chop the rest of the onion and save some for topping.
Throw in cumin, paprika, one tablespoon of grill seasoning if you have it, or simply work with salt and pepper into the bowl.
Add parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and beer into this mixture.
Using your hands, mix the meat will all the spices so that the flavors can get to know each other. Remember to be thorough. Every inch of meat should be marinated properly.
With the help of your hands, divide the meat up so that you can make four patties. The patties you form need to be rolled into a ball and then pressed down. Remember to work a little extra on the edges of the patty so that it looks even.
The patties you make need to be thinner at the center than the edges. This will ensure that your beer burger patty does not bulge.
Put the patties on the grill after drizzling some olive oil on them. If you like your patty temperature as medium-rare, you need to grill for approximately 4 minutes on each side.
For medium, you need to cook the patty for 5 minutes on each side, and for well-done, 6 to 7 minutes on each side should be enough.
The patty should reach an internal temperature of 165 F, and it is good to go.
Once done, let the patty cool slightly so that it does not make the bun crumble.
Meanwhile, mix sour cream and mustard with dill in a small bowl.
Grill the bun bottoms on the griller for a smoky flavor. Top the bun with some pickles, raw onions, and lettuce. Slather whatever sauce you fancy on one or both sides of the bun.
Carefully place the patties on the burgers and serve while they are still hot.
- Total calories: 770
- Carbs: 62 grams
- Net carbs: 60 grams
- Saturated fat: 15 grams
- Total fat: 35 grams
- Protein: 46 grams
- Sugar: 11 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
What to be Careful of When Making a Beer Burger
Before you buy ground beef, it is essential to check the temperature of your fridge. When the temperature of the fridge is below 40 degrees, bacteria grow very slowly. However, these bacteria multiply extremely fast in temperatures between 40 to 140 degrees. Hence, you must use a refrigerator thermometer to keep the temperature of your fridge in range.
Moreover, when shopping for the ingredients, make sure to shop for the meat last. This will reduce the time it stays unrefrigerated from the supermarket to your home. When choosing the meat, get the package that is stored at the far end of the freezer and make sure it is wrapped properly. We would also recommend placing the meat package in a plastic bag to prevent cross-contamination.
Remember, the ground beef you buy should not spend more than two days in the refrigerator. This means that if you do not want to freeze the beef before you make the burgers, you need to be cautious about the time of your shopping trip.
On the day that you go shopping, we recommend packing a cooler or insulated cold bag. This will allow you to make stops on the way without worrying about the beef going bad. After all, remember that it can get extremely hot, and you do not want to end up making beef that has gone bad.
Lastly, before you are ready to make the burgers, keep the marinated beef in the refrigerator. Do not leave it out in your kitchen. The colder the beef, the more likely it is to form shape and the better your grilling experience.