Maple-Bacon Beer Burger
  • 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Quick Fix

Maple-Bacon Beer Burger

Beef (check), bacon (check), beer (check.) Be prepared for the best burger you've ever eaten.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.