Sunday, June 19, 2011

Beer Burgers

I've got an incredible marinade recipe that uses Shiner Bock beer.   While making burgers one day, I decided to add some to the ground beef and came up with this gem of a recipe.   With blue cheese, shallots and the marinade, you get a beautiful burger that is juicy and moist.  Of course, the marinade goes well with almost very protein!

Beer Burgers

  • 1/2 C Bock Beer Marinade (see below)
  • 2 lbs. ground chuck (80/20)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 C blue cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper
Bock Beer Marinade ingredients:
  • 1 bottle Shiner Bock beer
  • 1/3 C dark brown sugar
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 3 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 C pineapple juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 T molasses
  • 1 T fresh ginger, grated
  • salt and pepper
Mix all the ingredients together.  I like to put it into a large mason jar, shake it to use, then keep the remained in the refrigerator.   Just watch for the carbonation!

Directions:   Combine beef with 1/2 C Bock Beer Marinade, shallots and blue cheese.   Mix with hand to incorporate.   Form into 6 equal patties, salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness.   I always butter the buns and mark on the grill.   Add your favorite fixings for a great burger!


Kim Bee said...

Looks delicious!

Tina @flourtrader said...

My husband saw this and he is all over it this morning, its on the agenda for the next cookout. Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

Sounds delicious! Love the marinade with the shallots!

the constant hunger said...

Love burgers! Marinading w/ all those flavors must really make a juicy burger. Gotta try this.

Anonymous said...

Just a note, and this is important. Shiner Bock has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with actual Bock-style beer.

Stacey Rider said...

Just a note from me regarding the beer in my recipe.

Yes and no...

Imported Bock Beer will definitely have different properties such a bitterness (IBU), color (SRM) and alcohol. While a typical Imported Bock Beer has an IBU of 20-30, Shiner Bock has 13. An Imported Bock Beer will have a color SRM of 20-30 and Shiner Bock is 18. Alcohol content for imported is usually 5-6% and Shiner has 4.4%. Shiner Bock reflects the tradition of genuine Bavarian beers but isn't as bitter as an Imported Bock can be.

You can use ANY beer you want in this delicious marinade. I have even thought of using Stout!

But I'm from Texas y'all - and I created this with Shiner Bock.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! Going to try for tailgate party but instead of Worcestershire going to try Brenarskys Gourmet sauce as a subtitute. Has a nice kick to it! Thanks for the great idea.