Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

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Smokehouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burger with Caramelized Onions is a simple recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes. The burgers are a really beefy, steak-like burger prepared with a dark and smoky beer, this one is loaded with beer caramelized onions and your favorite barbecue sauce.

steakhouse smoky barbecue beer burger on plate

The sounds of summer 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!  This is how our good nights went last evening.  Me:  “Goodnight baby.”  Chad: “So, what do you think about having burgers tomorrow”.  Really?

Once menu requests sneak into your goodnights…  It’s serious.

Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burger

I started thinking and planning my next burger masterpiece.  I have really been diggin’ cooking with beer lately.  I love the flavor it imparts into a dish.  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.

Dinner’s Ready!

Helpful Tips to make Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions:

  • 80/20 beef makes for the best burgers!
  • Mix until just combined. Overmixing will create a tough burger and that isn’t good for anyone.
  • Resist the temptation to press down on the burger with a spatula. It doesn’t make them cook faster, it just presses out the juices and all the flavor, leaving you with a dry burger. Again, no one wants that!
  • Preaheat your grill to medium or medium high.
  • 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.

What you will need to make Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions:

  • A large skillet with a lid – To help the pasta cook evenly, a wide skillet works best, ideally one that’s more than 12 inches in diameter.
  • Large Mixing Bowl – I like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Steakhouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burgers with Caramelized Beer Onions

Donna Elick
Smokehouse Smoky Barbecue Beer Burger with Caramelized Onions is a simple recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes. The burgers are a really beefy, steak-like burger prepared with a dark and smoky beer, this one is loaded with beer caramelized onions and your favorite barbecue sauce.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Grill, Stovetop
Servings 6 large burgers

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef, about 80% lean
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons spicy Montreal steak seasoning
  • 12 ounce bottle dark beer, divided
  • 1/2 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 mayonnaise
  • lettuce

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 697cal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 871mg | Sugar: 15g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 7mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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29 Comments

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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'! 🙂

  5. 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

  6. Tried this one and will probably never make a burger without the added spices again. Wonderful flavor!

  7. Tried this and probably will never make another burger without these spices added to the meat. Wonderful flavor!

  8. When I say "I have a craving for a big juicy burger", THAT'S what I'm talking about! Oh man… I need that in my face. LOL

  9. Mouth watering recipe.Awesome!
    Can't wait for a single second to eat it.Awesome Blog for burgers lovers.
    Keep sharing more recipe. yahoo support

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