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Hearty Backyard Burger
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Hearty Backyard Burger Recipe

This Hearty Backyard Burger is simply seasoned and perfectly grilled to produce a juicy bite of heaven! Light beer, onion, and garlic is mixed into the ground beef to add an amazing depth of flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: backyard burger
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 52cal


  • 1-1/2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup light beer
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • You want to portion out your ground beef for the amount of burgers you want to make. If making six 1/4 pound burgers, you’ll need 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef. Place it in a large glass or stainless steel mixing bowl.
  • finely chop up a medium size yellow onion and mince 2 cloves of fresh garlic. 
  • Add the onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, light beer and salt and pepper to the ground beef.
  • Mix all the ingredients together by hand. Mixing by using your hands is the most efficient way to thoroughly mix ground meat and ingredients like these.
  • Adjust your burger press to 1/4 lb setting and tightly press the burger ground beef into the mold. It’s important to tightly press the ground beef so the burgers hold together well during grilling and flipping.
  • Pre-heat grill to high. Make sure the grates are clean, and sprayed with non-stick grilling spray for easy cooking.
  • Once grill is heated add the burger patties, and cook until they are no longer pink in the middle (160 degrees F.)
  • Place it into your favorite bun (we used bulky whole wheat buns) and top with your favorite toppings. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 52cal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 97mg | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg