Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers

Courtesy of The Beef Check Off.

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Beer
  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Extra-Thick Slices of Maplewood-Smoked Bacon, Cut In Half, Cooked Crisp

Combine ground beef, beer, Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Shape into four 1/2 in thick patties

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on pre heated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant- read thermometer inserted horizontally registers 160 deg 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.

Place burgers on bottoms of buns; top with bacon slices.  Close sandwiches.