Cheddar Beer Burgers with Caramelized Dijon Onions

Makes 4 large burgers



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 bottle of beer (Divided, 1/3 cup for burgers, 1/3 cup for onions)
  • 1 small onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • Cheddar Cheese, 1 slice per burger
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and Pepper (S&P)
  • Burger Buns



  1. Preheat your outdoor grill to medium-high or preheat your indoor grill pan.
  2. Combine your ground beef, 1/3 cup of beer, and a liberal pinch of salt and pepper and mix together. Separate meat mixture into four sections and shape each section into a burger patty.
  3. Grill your burger patties about 6 minutes on each side or until done to your likeness.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute your chopped onion in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once the onions start to caramelize (about 5 minutes or so), stir in your Dijon mustard and a good splash of beer (like another 1/3 cup or so).  Reduce heat to low and let your onions saute until your burgers are done (just a few minutes).
  5. Top each burger with a slice of cheese about a minute before you pull them off the grill.  Add to the hamburger buns and top with onions.

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