Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mother used to make these at a concession stand she had rented right by a lake. Some people would come to just eat and not swim. The sauce can also be used for hot dogs, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shape meat into 8 patties and cook as desired; grill, fry, broil, etc.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in frying pan and saute pepper and onion slices over medium/high heat.
  3. When slightly limp, lower heat and add beer and catsup.
  4. Simmer until the burgers and buns are ready.
  5. Pile sauce onto burgers.
Most Helpful

Great sauce, especially if you are a little short on time. The only sub I made was to replace 2 oz. of the ketchup with a sweet, mild chili sauce - just right! Dipped some peel-and-eat shrimp in it, too.

Mille® June 03, 2002

I recently had a hamburger at a flea market (of all places...) that was delicious. Discovered she precooked the burgers, then let them simmer in a crockpot full of onion soup. This seems an easy way to feed people arriving at different times; provide a few sauces and condiments, let family and guests make their own...most people will think it's delicious, and you have time to socialize, get on-line and read recipes, etc!

cheryl August 02, 2002