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French Onion Beer Burgers

French Onion Soup and a cheeseburger all in one!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lisa Huff


French Onions:

Horseradish Dijon Mayo:


  • 1 1/3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons beer
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hamburger rolls each split in half
  • 4 slices Swiss or Gouda cheese


  • Place butter in skillet over medium heat until melted. Add onions and cook about 10-15 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add broth, 1/4 cup beer, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stirring occasionally. Cook another 5-10 minutes or until browned and liquid has reduced.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and horseradish until well combined, set aside.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. In a large bowl combine ground beef, 2 tablespoons beer, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until just combined. Do not overmix. Make into 4 patties. Grill 3-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. During last minute of grilling place rolls on grill (cut side down) to toast and place cheese on patties to melt.
  • To assemble, spread some of the sauce on the cut side of the rolls, top bottom part of each roll with a patty, onions, then top part of roll.


SNAPPY TIPS: I used ground chuck for the burgers but any type of ground beef would work well.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of beer you could use red wine or beef broth.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keywords: french onions, summer burger
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