Maple-Bacon Beer Burger -- Beef (check), bacon (check), beer (check.) Be prepared for the best burger you
Beef (check), bacon (check), beer (check.) Be prepared for the best burger you've ever eaten.
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1/4 cup beer
  3. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  4. 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  5. 4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  6. 4 extra-thick slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp


  1. Combine Ground Beef, beer and Worcestershire in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
  3. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Comments (2)
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Very flavorful. The beef was not as tender as a filet mignon, but it was tender enough for the sirloin tip that it was. The recipe is a keeper.


Followed directions exactly; meat was tough. Hoped to find a recipe at this site for the cut of meat I had. Disappointed.