Delicious, juicy beer burger made with Guinness caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and crispy bacon, all on a potato roll. This delicious burger is finished off with some more Guinness beer while cooking to get more flavor.
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This Friday, celebrate with a nice, juicy, Irish Beer Burger!
You don’t actually have to wait until St. Patrick’s day but what a fun way it would be to celebrate a Friday AND St. Patrick’s Day. What could be better for lunch on a Friday than a beer burger with Guinness caramelized onions, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon? May be a pint of beer next to it and some Bailey’s Cream Puffs for dessert.
For these beer cheeseburgers, I used Guinness Blonde beer. Guinness Blonde is a lager, not a stout, and it it has a milder flavor to it. This was my personal choice because I didn’t want to overwhelm the flavors of bacon, onions, and beef with a strong stout. You can definitely use Guinness stout here is you want a bolder beer flavor.
I also paired this cheeseburger with an Aged Swiss cheese for a sharper flavor. If Aged Swiss is not available, feel free to use regular Swiss cheese.
- Vegetable oil for cooking
- 1 lb ground beef
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- About 3 Tbsp Guinness Blonde beer
- 1 large yellow onion
- ½ tsp white granulated sugar
- ¼ cup Guinness Blonde beer
- 6-9 crispy bacon slices
- 2-4 slices Aged Swiss cheese
- Note: 1 lb of ground beef can either make 2 big burger patties or 3 smaller. You can also divide the ground beef into 6 sliders. Size of patties will affect cook time. Onions will take the most time to cook so start them first.
- Preheat a cooking pan over medium heat and lower the heat a little bit.
- Slice onion thinly. Add some vegetable oil to the preheated pan and add sliced onions. Season with salt and add sugar. Mix well and let onions slowly cook, stirring occasionally, until golden color is reached. Add ¼ cup of beer, stir, and let onions cook until liquid is pretty much cooked out. Take off heat.
- Preheat a cooking pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil. Form patties out of ground beef, working them as quickly and you can. Salt and pepper each side and add them to the heated pan. Cook on each side until burgers almost reach your desired temperature. Add about 3 tablespoons of beer to the pan and let burgers finish cooking on each side.
- Build burgers by adding bacon, burger patty, caramelized onions, and cheese between potato roll halves.
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