quick recipe: beer burgers

kind of similar to our conundrum with breakfast that one morning (see this post), we were trying to find some way to spice up some leftover burgers.

we usually do an excellent job of eating leftovers, mainly so 1) we don’t waste food, and 2) if there are days we don’t have a lot of time to cook, it ends up being more convenient. last week was kind of a tiring week for both of us, so by the time friday night rolled around, we did not want to cook.

thankfully we had two leftover burgers and macaroni & cheese in the fridge from a couple nights earlier. we had previously had blue cheese burgers with bacon, mustard and mayo, but were wanting to throw something else in there that would give it a little more flavor and add moisture back to the burgers.

matt’s wonderful creativity (which he calls having leftovers and watching too much chopped) came out in that we decided to reheat the burgers on the stove in a pool of beer. we were trying to get rid of the last goose island mild winter we had, so we poured about half of the beer over the burgers and matt spooned the beer sauce onto the burgers while they heated.

the results were wonderful! we had the bacon, blue cheese, mayo, mustard, toasted hamburger buns, and beer-soaked burgers along with our macaroni and it was delicious. you could really taste all of the flavors in the burger. we decided that next time we would add some beer into the raw meat as we made the burgers (normally we add onion, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper), and also soak the burgers in the beer while we cook to see what kind (if any) of difference this makes.

if you’re looking for a way to spice something up, give it more flavor, or just something different, let your creativity go wild. this also means that you may have to deal with unpleasant consequences, but you never know until you try!

we love burgers,

matt & rachel


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