Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon

Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar and Bacon

Prep Time 1 hr, 5
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 1 hr, 15


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Extra oil (cooking or olive)
  • 4 thick slices cheddar cheese, preferably Irish cheddar (I used Kerrygold Aged Cheddar)
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted


  1. Add first 8 ingredients (ground beef through pepper) in a large bowl and gently mix with your hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat or it will become tough. Form 4 equal patties and place on a small sheet pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium high. Lightly oil cooking grates and/or patties. Grill to desired level of doneness, placing cheese on for the last minute or two of grilling. Place burgers on English muffins and top with bacon. Serve immediately.