Grilled Backyard Beer Burgers

Make burgers with a flavor bonus! Beer, garlic and onion are the extras.


6 servings


1 1/2 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup regular or nonalcoholic beer
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 rye or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
ketchup, if desired
pickle planks, if desired


Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except buns, ketchup and pickles. Shape mixture into 6 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.

Place patties on grill rack over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F (71°C). Add buns, cut sides down, for last 4 minutes of grilling or until toasted.

Top burgers with ketchup and pickle planks; serve on buns.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Additional Information

For Burgundy Burgers, substitute 1/4 cup Burgundy wine for the beer!

Avoid pressing down on a hamburger patty while it's cooking — you'll squeeze out much of the flavorful juices!

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 14 g (Saturated Fat 5 g, Trans Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 860 mg; Total Carbohydrate 23 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 2 g); Protein 24 g

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