Butter Burgers

Why is the sky blue? Do fish wait to swim after they eat? Why would you add butter to a hamburger patty? I can answer the last question, at least. Because it’s good! Butter adds fat and we all know that a juicy burger is a great burger. But why stop there? You need a tasty beer sauce. And some crunchy smoked bacon too. And a slice of American cheese too, just in case.

Butter Burgers

You’ll need a bun that can hold up to these butter burgers. One of those wimpy little el-cheapo buns isn’t going to get it. Grab some hearty pretzel buns and you won’t get soggy, fall-apart sad burgers. You’ll have happy burgers!

Also try my spicy bacon burger.

Butter Burgers
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Butter Burgers

You’ll need a bun that can hold up to these butter burgers. One of those wimpy little el-cheapo buns isn’t going to get it. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1742kcal

Ingredients

For the burger

For the beer cheese sauce

Instructions

For the burger

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Place the bacon on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake until lightly brown but not completely crisp, 15-20 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm (I put an upside down plate over the top of the bacon).

For the beer cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the beer until smooth.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the beer is cooked out and the sauce is reduced, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and garlic. Stir continuously and cook until the sauce has thickened, 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper.
  • Slowly add the cheeses and stir until melted.
  • Keep warm over low heat.

For the burgers

  • Cut butter into small pats.
  • Form beef into 4 balls, Press butter into centers then form into patties Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Add patties and cook on one side until browned.
  • Flip and cook until done.
  • Top with cheese slices (see my note below) and remove to a plate.
  • Butter both sides of the pretzel buns and place on the grill, cut-side down. Grill until golden brown and toasted.

For the burgers

  • Top buns with cheese, bacon, burgers, and cheese sauce. Serve with plenty of napkins!
  • Note: I like to put the cheese on my bottom bun instead of on the grilled patties. It helps form a barrier between the juicy meat and the bun, preventing it from getting soggy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1742kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 150g | Saturated Fat: 78g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 474mg | Sodium: 957mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2978IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 885mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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