Smoky Beer Burgers With Creamy Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Nice change of pace from regular burgers, they have their own rich and unique delicious flavor! Although I think it is best to shred the cheese in the burger, I have also just placed sliced cheese on the top of the burgers. Sharp cheddar cheese works great too. Because these burgers are so moist, gently put them on the grill and then don't touch until ready to flip. Make sure that the burgers are fully cooked on the first side prior to flipping. Feel free to add some dry bread crumbs if they look too moist, but mine firmed up just fine. Prep time does not include refrigeration time. Be sure you bring a good appetite, these burgers are huge! Adapted from Rachel Ray on The Food Network.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Place the meat in a bowl and add the shredded cheese.
  3. Peel the onion and halve it.
  4. Grate about 3 to 4 tablespoons of onion directly over the meat into the bowl. Finely chop the remaining onion and reserve for topping.
  5. Add spices to meat: paprika, cumin and about 1 tablespoon of grill seasoning and/or some salt and pepper. Add garlic, parsley and Worcestershire and beer.
  6. Form 4 large patties making a large thumbprint indentation in the middle of each burger, because burgers plump when you cook them so this will prevent burger bulge.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Pull them out about 30 min before grilling. Drizzle a little olive oil over the burgers then grill about 4 minutes on each side for medium rare, 5 minutes on each side for medium and 6 to 7 minutes on each side for well done.
  8. Mix mustard and sour cream with dill.
  9. Serve patties on bun bottoms and top with lettuce, pickles, chopped raw onion and anything else you like. Slather bun tops with sauce and serve.
Most Helpful

I used smoked gouda cheese in these, and really enjoyed the taste of these burgers. DS wasn't as big a fan, but then again, he likes the same old burger pretty much every time! LOL! I did add another slice of cheese to the top just before removing these from the grill. I was really surprised these weren't too runny, with adding the beer, but they were perfectly textured and not too "loose" at all. Thanks for sharing a new way to make a burger. Made for 123 Hits.

breezermom August 08, 2010

These burgers are full of flavor. I used 1 lb of lean ground beef so I reduced the other ingredients a little bit. I had spicy gouda cheese. The seasonings in the burger are perfect. For the sauce I used spicy mustard and fresh dill. Thanks Scoutie :) Made for 123 hit wonders

Boomette July 10, 2010

I have my own beer burger recipe, and made this mustard sauce, I loved it and everyone else did too. We ate it on hot dogs and one person got it on his potato salad and ended up putting it on everything on his plate! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will use it again.

MelinOhio July 09, 2009