Maple Bacon Beer Burger
When I originally saw this Maple Bacon Beer Burger at the Beef it’s what's for dinner website I knew it looked fun and delicious.
Some weeks, I think I can have a juicy burger every single day.
I've been experimenting with how different burgers taste based on size and what they are cooked with.
If you cook burgers on the outdoor griddle, it's a totally different taste than burgers that cook over charcoal.
When I make a burger in the Ninja Foodi Grill there is something flavorful and delicious which happens but in a totally different way.
Grilling Tips: What is the difference between Conduction and Convection?
At some point, I will do a taste test of different cooking methods and how it affects the flavor of the burger.
I am a strong believer that the burgers taste can be modified based on if you are cooking with conduction or convection.
So what is the difference between conduction and convection when cooking a burger?
Cooking a burger with conduction mostly uses a surface to heat and cook the food. Think a burger in a frying pan, or on the griddle at your favorite diner.
Cooking a burger with convection allows the hot air from the cooker to predominantly cook the food.
This is common with a gas or charcoal grill. You also get this effect when using an air-fryer.
Of course with convection cooking, the burger has to sit on something so whether its the grills grates, a roasting rack, or whatever it sits on you will have some conduction where the meat touches the cooker.
The place where the food touches the grills grate often creates grill marks that look and taste delicious!
I love all the ingredients here.
But just like everything is better with bacon, marinating the ground beef in beer and Worcestershire sauce is nothing short of barbecue brilliance on a bun.
The Maple Bacon Beer Burger should be perfect for your next barbecue.
Or perhaps even your next meal!
If you want to try cooking this burger over charcoal, you can get Jealous Devil Hardwood Lump Charcoal or the Jealous Devil MAXXX Briquettes delivered directly to your door.
Maple, and Bacon, and Burgers, and Grilling. A nice sunny day and beverages chillin’. Charcoal and flames, and dogs with bad names. These are a few of my favorite things!
Maple Bacon Beer Burger
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- ¼ cup beer
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 slices Cheddar cheese
- 4 extra-thick slices Maplewood smoked bacon cut in half, cooked crisp
- Combine Ground Beef, beer, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four ½-inch thick patties.
- Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
- Preheat your grill
- Grill, covered over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes
- Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F for medium-well done, turning occasionally.
- About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on the grill
- Grill until lightly toasted.
- During the last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
- Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.
Original recipe courtesy of Beef it’s what's for dinner
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