Monday, March 18, 2013

Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions in 30 Minutes


The smell of spring in the air had me whipping off my grill cover and dusting off my grill this weekend.  Chad has been talking about having a fine steakhouse burger all week.  When I say he has been talking about it, I mean it!  "Goodnight baby."  "So, what do you think about having burgers tomorrow".  Really?

Once menu requests sneak into your goodnights...  It's serious.

I started thinking and planning my next burger masterpiece.  I have really been diggin' cooking with beer lately.  I guess that's my homage to the Irish.  So, I decided to add some beer into our steakhouse burger.  That and some smoky flavor create a fabulous base for this gourmet burger.

This smoky beer burger is topped with barbecue sauce, cheese and caramelized beer onions.  It comes together in just 30 minutes.


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Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions
makes 6 large burgers
1 large yellow onion
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 ½ pounds 80%/20% ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons spicy Montreal steak seasoning
1 (12 ounce) bottle dark beer, divided
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
6 ounces KC Masterpiece Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce (or your favorite)
6 hamburger buns
6 slices of cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons mayo
lettuce

Warm a 10” skillet over medium high heat.  Meanwhile, slice onion.  Add butter and onion to skillet.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Stir to combine.  Stir occasionally until onions start to brown, about 6 minutes. 

Preheat grill to high.

While onions are cooking, combine beef, garlic, paprika, cumin, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and 4 ounces of beer in a large mixing bowl.  Mix to combine. Portion beef mixture and form into patties slightly larger than your bun.  Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger on one side to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks.  Set aside.

Pour remaining beer into skillet with onions.  Stir to combine, cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until beer evaporates.

Brush burgers with olive oil and lightly sprinkle them with salt.

Place burgers on grill with the indentation side facing up.  Close lid and cook for 3 minutes.  Flip, brush with barbecue sauce and grill for 3 minutes on the other side.  Toast buns on grill.

Assemble burger.  Spread 1 tablespoon mayo on each bottom bun.  Add lettuce, burger, cheese, caramelized onion and remaining barbecue sauce.

Serve and enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks fantastic, and is making me want a hamburger at 10am! When's lunch!?!?

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    1. Next time you are in town we should have you over for a BBQ.

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  2. I'm finally done staring at the screen, now to find a napkin for my drool!!

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  3. You really have me in the mood for burgers now Donna. These look fabulous!

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  4. Come on grilling weather in Omaha!! You're killing me with all of these burgers. My tummy is growling so bad now! lol :)

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  5. Yep, I would nail that burger! Those saucy onions make it for me.

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  6. I need these burgers in my life right away. I have to get out and get some good quality ground beef! Yum Yum Yum!

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  7. Those beer burgers look so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I had some mince in the freezer but we cooked it yesterday- a bit too late to experience this now, for that reason. I guess we will have to wait until the next trip to the supermarket.

    Plus, there's the disadvantage of having something like this- it's so tasty that you have to consume more than one. I can reassure myself that since it's prepared at home, it contains fewer calories than a fast food joint burger.

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  8. I'm tickled by your "good night" conversations -- we go through the same thing. (Generally me talking to myself about the next day's ideas!) Somehow, when a burger of this caliber is presented at the next evening's dinner table, there are no complaints (or doubts) whatsoever. Keep talkin'! :)

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  9. THIS LOOKED SO DELICIOUS IN THE PICS, I LIVE ALONE, BUT SOMETIMES I PREPARE MEALS FOR MY DAUGHTER & SON N LAW TO PICK UP & HAVE AT HOME. THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR THEM TO HAVE, MY SON N LAW COULD COOK THEM ON THE GRILL BEFORE SHE GETS HOME ( 3 VERY ACTIVE CHILDREN) I KNOW THEY WILL LOVE THIS,BUT ONE STAYS HERE FOR ME. THANKS SO MUCH A JOYFUL NANA XX

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