It’s easy to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day with this Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon recipe!
Calling all burger lovers! Make sure to include this Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon on your St. Patrick’s Day party menu. Even folks who don’t usually like beer love these burgers. The recipe calls for a mere 1/4 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 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.
Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup Guinness beer
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 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.