It’s Father’s Day, and what man doesn’t love a recipe with beef and beer? This burger is marinated in the famous Irish Stout beer, and grilled to perfection. Maybe even top it with some Irish cheddar, and you have one delicious burger!
We recently visited Ireland and had plenty of Guinness flavored dishes that made our taste buds sing. On my birthday, we toured the Guinness factory in Dublin where we were served with plenty of beautiful beers. One of my favorite parts of the tour was the restaurants serving up various dishes that included Guinness. Burgers were on the menu. It was my birthday. I love burgers. Need I say more?
I played around with a Guinness burger when we got home, and knew it would be hit with both my husband and my dad who was visiting us a short time ago. Who am I kidding, burgers are also one of my FAVORITE foods! I love to experiment with different ways to eat them. The Guinness gave the burger a nice bold taste and was so perfectly juicy. Everyone loved them and we will most definitely add this one to our favorite burger recipes.
If you are ever in Dublin, I highly recommend the experience of visiting the Guinness factory. It was really neat and fun for everyone (even the kids had a blast). A very special Happy Father’s Day to my husband who is such a wonderful role model to my favorite little people. Here they are in front of the Guinness Factory:
And of course, a HAPPY FATHER’S Day to my own dad who has always been a great friend and role model to me, and also introduced me to delicious tasting burgers.
Now to the recipe. Just a side note, I always use Grass-Fed ground beef when I eat a beef burger. Grass-fed is not only better for the environment, but is better for our diet. Beef from Grass-Fed cows is higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, lower in saturated fats, and higher in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which has been shown to reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Guinness Beef Burgers
- 2 lbs Grass-Fed ground beef
- 1/2 cup Guinness Beer
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 6 large hamburger buns
- Irish cheddar optional
- red onion slices optional
- tomato slices optional
Begin by placing your ground beef in a large bowl.
Mix together Guinness, Worcestershire, minced onion, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Pour over the top of the beef, and incorporate well into the meat. There will be plenty of liquid.
Marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 8 hours in the fridge.
Heat up your grill.
Divide the meat into 6 portions, and form each portion into a ball. Flatten into a patty about 1/2-1 inch thick.
Grill each patty for approximately 5 minutes each side (for medium-medium well burgers).
Top with cheddar and any other additional garnishes.