Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger

by Jennifer McDonald
Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger

This Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger is packed with goodness. It takes a lot of effort to make this burger, but you will love this for sure! This is a super easy burger recipe you can try at home. With the sauce and onions, you’ll surely be satisfied with this burger.

Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger

Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger

Jennifer McDonaldJennifer McDonald
This cheese burger recipe for Guinness Smoked Gouda Cheese Burger is a must try! It's packed with savory flavor because of various ingredients that blend well together.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 people
Calories 889 kcal


Burger Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef fresh
  • ½ cup beer Guinness beer
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon serrano smoked chilli powder
  • 4 pieces smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 large soft pretzel buns

Caramelized Onions Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra-virgin
  • 3 medium Vidalia onions peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ¼-⅓ cup Guinness beer

Guinness Burger Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch serrano smoked chilli powder


Caramelized Onions Guinness Burger Instructions

  • Whisk the beer, brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin, and serrano smoked chilli powder together in a large bowl. Add the beef to the mixture and lightly mix with your hands. Form the meat mixture into a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to incorporate the flavours.
  • Spray the grill with grilling spray and preheat to medium-high heat. When the grill is already hot, grill the burgers until your desired doneness. Grill the burgers for about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. If you overcook the marinated burgers, they will become tough.

Caramelized Onions Instructions

  • Heat the oil and butter on medium-low in an extra-large skillet. (You may also divide the onions into two pans, but then divide the butter and olive oil.)
  • Add half the onions to the pan and cook until they are slightly cooked down.
  • Add the remainder of the onions, season with salt and pepper and continue cooking until all the onions have cooked down. (If you are doing two pans, this speeds up the process. When both pans of onions have cooked down slightly, add all the onions to one extra-large pan, season and continue with the recipe.)
  • After the onions are slightly cooked down, add the brown sugar, stir gently. Reduce the heat to low, occasionally stirring for about 50 minutes or until the onions have reduced, look golden, and are tender.
  • You can bring the onions to room temperature, place them in a covered container, and refrigerate them for up to 3 days.

Guinness Burger Sauce Instructions

  • Place the Guinness beer in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook the beer until it has reduced to half the liquid, whisking often. This process will take about 20 minutes.
  • Whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, honey, sea salt, pepper, and serrano smoked chilli powder in a medium bowl. Once the beer has been reduced to half, add the ketchup mixture to the reduced beer and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • You want the sauce to almost get to the texture of ketchup or store-bought barbecue sauce. Use the sauce immediately or place it in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days. This burger is better than most pubs!


Calories: 889kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 43gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 2640mgPotassium: 1077mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 6mg
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