Category Archives: Hamburger

Guinness Burgers with Caramelized Onions

In my quest to find recipes that use Guinness, I decided to make one up using it in a hamburger recipe. It turned out good, really good. Oh and to make it better, I caramelized the onions in beer too.

Guinness Burgers

1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
1 c. stale bread
1/2 c. milk
1/8 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 c. Guinness
2 tbsp. dried parsley
1 egg
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced

Soak the bread in the milk until soft. Then squeeze out excess liquid and mix bread into the ground beef. Set aside.

Whisk the Worcestershire, Guinness, parsley, egg, pepper, salt and garlic together. Pour over ground beef and mix together thoroughly.

Shape mixture into quarter pound patties and make an indentation in the middle with your thumb (it helps them grill more evenly)

Cook on the grill to desired doneness, I suggest medium. While the hamburgers are on the grill, start the onions.

Guinness Caramelized Onions

1 large onion

2 tbsp. butter

1/4 c. Guinness

1/4 c. chicken broth

3 tbsp. sugar

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat until it sizzles. Thinly slice the onion and dump into melted butter.

Constantly stirring, cook the onion over medium high heat. When the onion starts to soften, pour in Guinness and broth. As the liquid starts to cook off, gradually add sugar, continuing to stir.

Onions are done when soft and deep brown in color.

Serve on onions on top of burger with a slice of colby jack cheese. It doesn’t really even need any condiments. The onions are soft enough that it is almost like having a sauce.

So much better than corned beef and cabbage. I think this may be a new St. Patty’s day tradition.


Better than Plain Hamburgers

Yeah I know, it sounds like a random assortment of stuff to put in hamburgers. Most people just buy the hamburger patties and throw them on the grill.  You are really missing out if you haven’t tried adding other things to the mix.

1 egg
6 ounces tomato paste
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¾ cup red onion, chopped
½  cup Parmesan cheese
½  teaspoon seasoned salt
½  teaspoon salt
2 lbs 80/20 ground beef

Mix all ingredients, except the hamburger together. I like to use the food processor so I don’t have any huge chunks of onion. If you like chunks of onion, just chop it up and mix it in.

Crumble the hamburger in with the other ingredients, mush it all together with your hands until it’s all mixed up.

I usually make 3-4 ounce patties. You can make them bigger, I just have found it is hard to get them to cook all the way through on the grill if they get too big. Makes 8 hamburgers.

Grill over medium heat until the internal temperature is 160.

Original recipe is from Taste of Home


Meatball Sandwiches

I highly suggest keeping ready made meatballs in the freezer. Then all you have to do is make sauce and heat the meatballs up for dinner, much easier than making an entire batch of meatballs every time.

I used this recipe for the sauce.Easy and fast dinner.