Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers
No, the burgers won’t give you a buzz—there’s about half a cup in the patties—but enough to give that umami char burger thing a bit more juicy awesomeness. Top it with bacon and some sharp Irish cheddar and fortify your stomach for a day of…revelry.
By Dustin Miller on Mar. 22, 2016
- 2 lbs ground meat (I actually used a meatloaf mixture of beef, veal and pork, but obviously sirloin would be fine! 80/20)
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon very finely chopped rosemary (optional and any other herb on hand would do ie: sage, parsley, thyme…)
- 1/2 cup Guinness
- 1 lb. Freshly cooked bacon
- Creamy Irish Cheddar Cheese for topping (or cheese of choice)
- Hamburger Rolls
- Mix all ingredients (minus last 3) together in a large bowl until just incorporated. Do not over work your meat.
- Form desired sized hamburger patties. I made 6 large ones! Spray burgers on top with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Preheat your grill to medium. (or cooking pan)
- Place your burgers cooking spray side down and cook about 6 minutes per side (though cooking time will depend on how thick or thin you formed your patties.)
- As the burgers cook on the grill, do not press down on them or move them around – rather let them sit there undisturbed, just being careful not to overly, “char” the sides. You’re looking for a slower cook as you want the inside of the burger to cook to doneness.
- The last 3-4 minutes, place your cheese on top so it has time to melt – cover grill or cooking pan.
- Remove burgers from gill and allow them to rest about 5 minutes.
- Place bacon on top and offer additional toppings if desired.
Eat with a Guinness!
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