It’s easy to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day with this Guinness Stout Burgers with Irish Cheddar and Bacon recipe!
Calling all burger lovers! Make sure to include these Guinness Burgers with Irish Cheddar and Bacon on your St. Patrick’s Day party menu.
Even folks who don’t usually like beer love these Guinness Burgers. The recipe calls for a mere ¼ cup of brew, so we’re not talking in-your-face Guinness taste. Rather the beer adds a nice depth of flavor that melds nicely with the garlic, onions and dijon mustard.
- The burgers are a bit loose when you form them because of the extra liquid from the beer, so be mindful of that when you throw them on the grill.
- Make sure you oil the grates and/or the patties themselves to ensure they release without tearing the burger in half.
- If I'm making a large batch of these Guinness Burgers for a crowd, I will use this burger press to form the burgers. It does a great job of keeping all the patties even so they finish cooking at approximately the same time. You can even form the burgers in advance and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to grill.
Guinness Burgers are an American classic with an Irish Twist
The burger with a beer meal is a classic combination, but this recipe gets a few upgrades like aged Irish cheddar, crisp bacon and a toasted English muffin.
And since everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy these Guinness Burgers with Irish Cheddar and Bacon with an Irish ale of your choice or one of our tasty Ginger Whiskey Cocktails.
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Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup Guinness beer
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Extra oil cooking or olive
- 4 thick slices cheddar cheese preferably Irish cheddar (I used Kerrygold Aged Cheddar)
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon cooked
- 4 English muffins split and toasted
- Add first 8 ingredients (ground beef through pepper) in a large bowl and gently mix with your hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat or it will become tough.
- Form 4 equal patties and place on a small sheet pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium high. Lightly oil cooking grates and/or patties. Grill to desired level of doneness, placing cheese on for the last minute or two of grilling. Place burgers on English muffins and top with bacon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
You won't believe the flavor in this tasty Guinness Stout Burger with bacon and Irish Cheddar.
Flavor is amazing. Only disappointment is how much they didn't hold together as they were being flipped.
How would these be with ground lamb?
Hi Laura, I've never made them with ground lamb before, but it sounds delicious! Why not try them with 50/50 mix of ground beef and ground lamb. It's the best of both worlds!