Beer-seasoned beef burgers

    25 min

    A simple recipe for homemade moist beef burgers. beef mince is mixed with onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and beer, before being grilled on the barbecue.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons beer

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Mix the minced beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix in the beer until absorbed by the meat mixture. Form into four equal sized burgers.
    3. Cook on the preheated barbecue until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 70 degrees C.

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    I've been making this recipe for years and it's always been a hit. The only changes that I made was to omit the salt and sometimes use thyme and/or steak spice. I also add 1 egg so that the patties stay glued together while on the grill. Thanks for sharing.  -  25 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great hamburger! I love grilling with beer. I used about 1 & 1/4 lbs. of ground beef and about 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion along with the garlic. I kept the other measurements the same (1 Tbsp. of Worcestershire & 1/4 c. beer). There's never a shortage of beer in this house so we used Michelob Ultra. I think any type of full bodied beer will work fine in this recipe. Instead of a tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper I used 1 & 1/4 tsp. of McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning. After mixing the ground beef, we let it set for a half hour in the fridge before making the patties to let the flavors come together. These burgers came out very moist and juicy -perfect on a toasted sesame seed roll with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato.  -  21 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I will definitely try this recipe again. The burgers were quite tasty. However, the burgers tended to break apart. Next time I will try with a little less beer.  -  21 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)