Grilled Beer Burger Melt With Sauteed Beer Onions

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 17m
Ready In

"I made this recipe recently, the beer is in the burger and onions and really gives them a great flavor, the burgers and onions are served on toasted rye bread instead of buns, this is a good recipe!"

Original recipe yields 6-7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (470.9 g)
  • Calories 657.8
  • Total Fat - 31.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 134.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2672.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 12 g
  • Protein - 46.5 g
  • Calcium - 212.9 mg
  • Iron - 7.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

To prepare onions: heat olive oil in large skillet. Add onion slices and saute for 3 minutes. Once onions become slightly opaque, add beer and cook for 30 seconds. Add broth, soy sauce, salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Allow onions to simmer on medium-low for 30-35 minutes until liquid has absorbed and onions are soft. You can make ahead of time and reheat once patties are cooked.

Step 2

Preheat grill for medium high heat.

Step 3

Place ground beef into large bowl. Add minced garlic, 1/3 cup of stout beer, salt, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and black pepper to meat. Combine well, but do not over mix.

Step 4

Form into 6-7 oblong patties, a little bigger that the length and width of the marbled rye slices.

Step 5

Place patties onto grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side.

Step 6

Toward the end of cooking, add 2 Swiss cheese slices to each patty and cook until cheese has melted.

Step 7

Remove from heat and arrange onto toasted rye bread. Top with sauteed onions and remaining bread halves.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is really delicious! The onions are super good. I was a bit heavy handed with the ancho Chile powder but I love Spice. I'll use a brioche bun next time I make this recipe. The swirl bread toasted up too crisp (not the recipe's fault). I cut the recipe back to two Burgers, one without melted cheese just cheese on the side. This burger will be made again thanks Mepps.

(10 Sep 2017)