Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers

Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers

You can’t go wrong with beef, bacon and beer! Prepare your taste buds—this recipe is one delicious ride!


  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1/4 cup beer 
  • 2 tablespoon 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 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 and top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.