Bacon Cheddar Amber Ale Burger

  • Recipe TypeEntree
  • Prep Time5 minutes
  • Yield8

Jason Adams shares his recipe for the perfect burger made with your favorite amber ale, thick cut bacon and of course lots of cheddar cheese!


  • 3 pounds ground beef, formed into eight 6-ounce burger patties
  • 1 1/2 pounds apple wood thick cut bacon, diced
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz amber ale (author used New Belgium Brewing Co.s Fat Tire Amber Ale)
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. Start of by preparing the burger patties and seasoning with salt and pepper and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare the grill for medium-high grilling.
  3. As the grill warms up, add the amber ale to a sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat.
  4. Cook the diced up bacon in another skillet till perfectly crisp and set aside.
  5. Once the beer is slightly warm, start adding the cheese a little at a time as it melts.
  6. Once all the cheese is added and is perfectly melted reduce heat to low as you cook the burgers.
  7. Grill the burgers about 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness.
  8. Serve the burgers topped with bacon and then the cheddar ale sauce.