Maple Bacon Beer Burgers

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 – 10 minutes


1 lb Ground Beef
1/4 c beer
2 T Worcestershire sauce
4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
4 extra-thick slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Combine Ground Beef, beer and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  4. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted.
  5. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
  6. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices.
  7. Close sandwiches.

Originally named Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff .

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