Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are really good and a slice of cheddar cheese tops them off. Great grilling. I got this recipe out of a newspaper about 20 years ago and haven't seen anything like it since.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices day old rye bread
  • 12 cup beer
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 12 teaspoon sage
  • 1 dash salt and pepper


  1. Trim crust from bread and break in small pieces.
  2. Pour beer over bread and let stand a few minutes.
  3. In large bowl mix beef and onions, bread and seasonings.
  4. Mix lightly, but throughly. Form into 8 patties and refrigerate one hour or more to let flavors blend.
  5. Grill over hot coals.
Most Helpful

My husband and I loved it. The only thing is that I did not put enough salt and pepper, I say more then just 1 dash could be better. It was a litter hard to cook because of the beer. But I will be making this again.

Chef Lex November 09, 2007

Wow, the smell was phenomonal--total summery beer garden nostalgia! And the taste was great too, we've already amde these twice, they are so good. They are really tender and juicy too.

Kelly Kinser August 09, 2006

This recipe sounded SO good that I doubled it. I made these exactly to the recipe, except for adding 6 cloves of minced garlic. My burgers were obviously slightly smaller: with the doubled ingredients, I had 20 burgers. They smelt superb while they were cooking, and were so moist and flavoursome! There were rave responses from all those who sampled them. Although I'm NOT a beer drinker, it looks as if beer will be on my shoppping list from time to time! Certainly when the burgers in the freezer have all been eaten! Melody, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

bluemoon downunder March 06, 2006