Maple-Bacon Beer Burger

Total Recipe Time: 20 to 25 minutes      |      Click Here to download PDF

Makes 4 servings

Oregon Beef CouncilBeef (check), bacon (check), beer (check.) Be prepared for the best burger you’ve ever eaten.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons 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. Combine Ground Beef, beer and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. 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. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
  3. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.


Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean Ground Beef: 513 calories; 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 110 mg cholesterol; 1301 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 3.2 g fiber; 46 g protein; 17.0 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 2.7 mcg vitamin B12; 4.5 mg iron; 65.8 mcg selenium; 8.1 mg zinc; 132.2 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber.

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