Beer Burger Recipe
Beer Burger
The Cuisine of Illinois
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Cooking time: 8 to 14 minutes depending how you like it cooked

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

If you like cheese, you can add 150 g / 1/3 pound smoked Gouda cheese, diced into 1/4 to 1/2-inch cubes in your patties.

For another tasty experience try caramelized onions for topping (photo) - slowly cook 4 sliced onions in butter until golden. Add a pinch of brown sugar and continue to cook until caramelization.

If you like your pattie medium or well done, we suggest to buy a medium lean ground meat for a more juicy texture.

For 4 servings

- 1 kilo / 2 pounds lean or medium lean ground sirloin
- 1 medium onion
- 2 Tsp. smoked sweet paprika
- 1 Tsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. Grill seasoning mix
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
- Generous handful finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 180 ml / 6-ounces beer
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Mustard sauce
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard or french mustard à l'ancienne
- 65 to 80 ml / 1/4 to 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

- 4 crusty Kaiser rolls, split and lightly toasted
- Green or red leaf lettuce, for topping
- bread and butter pickles, for topping
  1. Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, place the meat in a bowl.
  3. Peel and finely chopped the onion. Add 3 Tbsp. chopped onion to the meat. Reserve the remaining onion for topping.
  4. Add spices to meat: paprika, cumin, grill seasoning, salt and pepper.
  5. Add garlic, parsley, Worcestershire and beer. Mix well.
  6. Then form 4 large patties making them a little thinner at the center than at edges. Burgers plump when you cook them so this will prevent burger bulge.
  7. Drizzle a little olive oil over the burgers then grill about 4 minutes on each side for medium rare, 5 minutes on each side for medium and 6 to 7 minutes on each side for well done. 

Mustard sauce

  1. Mix mustard and sour cream with dill.


  1. Serve patties on bun bottoms and top with lettuce, pickles, chopped onion. Slather bun tops with sauce and serve.

A glass of beer

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