Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

Guinness bacon Irish cheddar cheeseburgers are the perfect burger for St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Infusing the burger patties with Guinness and topping them with slightly sweet Irish cheddar and salty, smoky bacon make these burgers next level good.

Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

Can you believe St. Patrick’s Day is almost here? Some people get really into it, some people not so much. 

Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

However you celebrate the day, you can’t deny that St. Patty’s Day means two things:

First, that winter is almost over so the days of polar vortexes are numbered. And second it gives us a great excuse to add Guinness to everything like these Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers.

Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

So let’s talk about this Guinness bacon Irish cheddar cheeseburger. Obviously we have the Guinness. Guinness itself has a very distinct flavor. It is a little sweet, a little bitter with a bit of a milky flavor. It is not a subtle beer.

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But don’t let that stop you from using it in cooking. Cooking mellows it a bit so it blends into the background of whatever you are making. In these burgers, it just adds a depth of flavor that you wouldn’t get from just the beef alone. Plus the bit of extra moisture from the beer makes these burgers insanely juicy. The beer flavor also plays nicely with a little bit of bite from the dijon mustard, onion, and garlic.

Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

After you just combine the ingredients for the burger patty until they are mixed together, you form them into patties and cover them with plastic wrap before refrigerating them for an hour. This lets the flavors really meld together in the meat. Then after they are done in the fridge, you just cook them on a cast iron skillet over medium high heat, flipping as needed until the outsides are slightly charred.

Once the burgers are done, you can build the burger. Put them on a toasted English muffin them with the Irish cheddar cheese and crispy bacon. If you have never had Irish cheddar, try it! It has a bite of sharpness, a very full flavor and a little touch of sweet. It’s sort of like the Guinness of the cheese world. 

Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

The result? The most perfect Guinness bacon Irish cheddar cheeseburger that would be the highlight of any St. Patrick’s Day menu.

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Guinness Bacon Irish Cheddar Cheeseburgers

A savory burger, this one features a Guinness infused patty topped with creamy melted Irish cheddar, and crisp slices of bacon, sandwiched between toasted English muffins.
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Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Irish
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp minced white onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices aged Irish cheddar, such as Kerrygold
  • 8 sliced thick cut bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 English muffins, sliced & toasted


  • Add the ingredients, ground beef through salt & pepper, to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix everything together, JUST until evenly combined. 
  • Form the meat mixture into 4 patties or easy size, and transfer them to a pan.  Use syran wrap to cover the pan, and refrigerate the patties for an hour.
  • Lightly oil a cast iron skillet, and heat over medium high heat. Cook the patties, flipping as needed until lightly charred on the outside and cooked to your preferred level of 'done'.
  • Remove the skillet from heat, and add sliced cheese. Let the patties rest just until the cheese has begun to melt. 
  • Transfer the patties to the English muffins, top with bacon, and any other desired toppings- serve immediately.


recipe originally from Garnish with Lemon


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