Brew Pub Burgers

Servings: 4

The yeasty flavor of the beer seems to enliven the burger meat and perhaps even transport you from your kitchen chair at home to your favorite brewpub.



1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 to 1/2 cup pale ale or lager beer
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1 medium red onion, sliced into thin rings
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Canola oil for brushing
4 whole-wheat rolls 
Lettuce and tomatoes 

Brew Pub Burgers recipe 


In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with the beer (add more beer if too dry), worcestershire, and a seasoning of salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 4 equal patties.

In another bowl, combine the onions with the olive oil, vinegar, and a seasoning of salt. In a large skillet coated with Teflon™ non-stick, grill the onions about 4 minutes over medium heat or until limp; remove from the pan and set aside. 

Lightly brush the pan with oil and arrange the hamburgers, cooking them over medium heat for about 7 to 8 minutes per side or to desired doneness.

Cut the rolls in half and lightly brush each with oil and place them in the grill pan - inside face down. Grill for about 3 minutes or just until enough to toast.

Assemble the burger with the onions and some lettuce and tomatoes.