Beer Braised Onion Burgers Recipe


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 Hamburger buns (lightly toasted)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • ¼ cup red pepper (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 cheddar cheese slices
  • Beer Braised Onions
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cup beer
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 tomato (sliced)


  1. Cook bacon until crispy, set aside on a paper towel to drain.
  2. In a large skillet using the butter over medium heat cook the onion for about 5 minutes sprinkled with the sugar.
  3. Add 3/4 cup beer and continue cooking until onions start to brown and beer is absorbed. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl using your hand’s mix together the ground beef, red pepper, garlic, 1/4 cup beer, and Dijon mustard.
  5. Form into 4 patties, and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Grill the burgers over medium-high heat and toast the buns on the grill while the burgers are cooking; set the buns aside. (An internal temperature of 155F. seems to work well for me.)
  7. Just before the burgers are done top each one with a slice of cheese, close the grill, and allow the cheese to start to melt. Place the burgers on the buns, top with onion, and stack with the topping.