Maple Bacon Beer Burger

Maplewood-Smoked Bacon Beer Burgers

Beef. It's What's For Dinner
What's not to love about this recipe? Ground Beef patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and cheddar.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground beef, 96% lean
  • ¼ cup beer
  • 1 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


  • In a medium bowl, add 1 pound ground beef, ¼ cup beer, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four ½-inch thick patties.
  • Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until meat 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.
  • Place burgers on bottom of buns, top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.


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    asdfBEEF It's What's For Dinner Logo"Beef. It's What's for Dinner" is an American advertising slogan and campaign aimed at promoting the consumption of beef. The ad campaign was launched in 1992 by the National Livestock and Meat Board and is funded by the Beef Checkoff Program with the creative guidance of VMLY&R.