Guinness Burgers

I was recently at one of my favorite local restaurants when my eyes happened upon a Guinness Burger on the menu.  Now, I generally don’t order burgers at restaurants because they have a tendency to undercook them and I really can’t handle undercooked ground beef.  But I did decide to pull inspiration from the restaurant and made my own version at home!

Marinating the meat beforehand really gave the Guinness a chance to blend with the meat lending an amazing depth of flavor.  Plus, you can’t go wrong with cheese, Guinness caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo to top!

It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Guinness Burgers

1 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tbsp onion, minced
6 oz Guinness

1 egg
½ cup breadcrumbs

Caramelized onions
1 ½ tbsp. butter
1 large yellow onion, sliced thin
1-2 tbsp Guinness

Sriracha Mayo
2 tbsp mayo
1 tsp sriracha

To finish
Whole wheat buns
5 slices provolone cheese

Place the beef, 2 tablespoons onions, garlic, and Guinness in a bowl.  Mix lightly so as much of the Guinness is touching the meat as possible.  Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Meanwhile, make the caramelized onions.  Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onions and cook until they reach a deep amber color.  Add 1 tablespoon of Guinness and cook until it evaporates, repeat with more Guinness, if desired.  Set aside.

Whisk together the mayo and sriracha.

Preheat the grill.

Pour off any remaining marinate from the beef and discard.  Mix in the egg and breadcrumbs.  Portion the beef into 5-6 patties, creating a small divot in the center of each one to ensure even cooking.  Grill until completely cooked through.

To serve, place the burgers on a toasted bun slathered with sriracha mayo.  Top with cheese and caramelized onions and serve.


  1. These sound great! Love fact that the beef gets marinated in the beer. And so fun to pull inspiration from restaurant menus! :)


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