On this edition of Beer Meat-up, we decided to make our own stuffed burger. After all, what goes better with a beer than a good burger? We also got a chance to try out our new stuffed burger press. I love new toys.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burger with Sour Beer Slaw

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burger with Sour Beer Slaw

There are a lot of key things that need to happen to put together a great burger. You need great ingredients like meat, bread, and great toppings. In this edition of Beer Meat-up we hit them all.

Now I don’t know about you, but bacon is one of my favorite things to put on a burger so I started there. I also wanted to add some sweetness in the bacon, so I went with a few sprinkles of brown sugar on top.

In addition, we decided to make our our own spicy pickled mix of veggies. Now since I put beer in almost everything, I thought I would pickle the vegetables with a little sour beer. It really does the trick. For those that love a little head I added some jalapeno peppers to the mix.

I used a burger press. Now you don’t have to use one, but I recommend using one. It will help your burgers stay together. Here is a link to purchase the burger press if you don’t have one.

Burger Press Link

This is the Burger Press I Used

This is the Burger Press I Used

DAY 1

SOUR BEER SLAW

Prep Time: 12 Hours

Sour Beer Slaw

Sour Beer Slaw

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups sour beer

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 large red pepper

4 tomatillos

1 jalapeno pepper

1 cup of broccoli slaw

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 tablespoon of salt

Sour Beer Slaw Assembly

Sour Beer Slaw Assembly

INSTRUCTIONS

Add 1 1/2 cups of sour beer to bowl

Add 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar

Add 1 tablespoon of sugar

Add 1 tablespoon of salt

Stir in 1 large red pepper (chopped), 1 jalapeno pepper (chopped and deveined), 1 cup of broccoli slaw, and 4 tomatillo’s (chopped).

Stir together and put mixture in jar or glass container in refrigerator overnight.

DAY 2

STUFFED BURGER (Makes 2 1/2lb Burgers)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 lb of ground chuck

1 tablespoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

4 strips of bacon

4 tablespoons brown sugar

2 sesame seeded hamburger buns

Bacon is the Key

Bacon is the Key

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place bacon strips on foil covered cookie sheet and sprinkle each strip with 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar and bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
  • Cool bacon for 5 minutes and chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Shred 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • Chop and caramelize onion in a pan until translucent.
  • Cool onion of 5 minutes
  • Mix bacon and onion in a small bowl
  • Add 1/4 lb of meat to press or make a patty with your hand.
  • Form patties with burger press and stuff with bacon and onion mixture.
  • Sprinkle on your desired amount of cheese.
  • Add additional 1/4 lb of meat and press to form patty in burger press or do with your own hands. Burgers will be 1/2 lb each.
  • In a medium pan, add burgers to hot, un-oiled pan. 4 minutes on each side should do the trick for a medium burger with stuffing. Let sit 1 minute
Here is How I Stuffed My Burger

Here is How I Stuffed My Burger

 THE ASSEMBLY

Place patty on bun and sprinkle on your desired amount of pickled veggie mixture. I recommend using a fork as to not soak your bun with the sour beer juice. Add hot sauce or more pickles if you fell the need.

I Added Some Hot Sauce and Pickles to Mine

I Added Some Hot Sauce and Pickles to Mine

BEER PAIRING

I made sure to buy enough beer to cook and drink with so for me this is the direction I would go in. I would pick a beer that has a good amount of sourness so that you will impact the flavor of your pickled veggies.

TIME TO EAT

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