Our favorite backyard BBQ burger - very juicy and flavorful.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Mix the ground beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix in the beer until absorbed by the meat mixture. Form into patties.

  • Cook on the preheated grill 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 center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 19.5g 39% DV; carbohydrates 3.8g 1% DV; fat 13.7g 21% DV; cholesterol 71mg 24% DV; sodium 690.1mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2012
Waste of time. Drink the beer. The burgers don't need it. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2011
I think it was too much beer the burger was too tender. I made this three ways I took the 1/4 of beer and put it in a pot and cooked it down to 1 Oz. this still gave the full flavor of the beer but still made the beef patty tender. I also used 1 oz of dark German beer and a good Belgium beer. The left over beer I drank I hate waste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
Yum! These burgers were super. I used 93/7 ground turkey instead of beef, the meat mixture did seem very thin and I was worried that these wouldn't hold together well on the grill so I added about 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. Topped with extra sharp white cheddar and served on a hawaiian roll. Thanks for the recipe, we will be making these often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Pretty darn good little burgers! My only change was to use steak seasoning in place of the salt & pepper. I did these indoors on the grill pan. Looking forward to trying these on the outdoor grill this Summer. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
These were really tasty. I overcooked a bit but they still came out savory. I added a few dashes of cayenne and paprika. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
Pretty good although the consistency when shaping the patties was really soft even after adding an egg. They were hard to flip but the end result was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
These burgers were fantastic! I added an egg and used burger seasoning instead of salt and pepper everyone loved them so much they were still talking about them the next day! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2012
Waste of time. Drink the beer. The burgers don't need it. Read More
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