Burgers and Beer, spring must be here!

Rarely do I pair beer and food together. Wine? At times, but mostly I just like to drink what I like, no matter what the dish! I’m definitely trying harder on this front however. :)

When the menu has anything to do with grilling, I let the Taster take over. (Gladly.) So when I mentioned a BBQ Burger, he immediately spewed off the ingredients¬†he needed, “Sweet Baby Ray’s! Cheddar Cheese! Coleslaw! Red Onions!”

And so the BBQ Burger was born. I convinced him that Bone Suckin’ Sauce would also work just as well as Sweet Baby Rays, so a trip to the store was avoided. And I vowed to drink beer with my burger. More specifically, a New Belgium Fat Tire. Because there is nothing better than beer and burgers. The only thing missing? A warm sunny evening, but all in due time.

The burgers were simple – turkey and minimal seasonings. Just don’t forget the jalapenos and red onion! Cheers!

Smoky BBQ Turkey Burgers - 4 burgers

  • 1.25 lbs ground turkey
  • dashes of mustard, liquid smoke and worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce + additional 1/2 cup for serving
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • red onion slices
  • pickled jalapenos
  • whole grain buns

Heat grill to medium-high.

Combine meat, mustard, liquid smoke and worcestershire sauce.

Form into four patties.

Place burgers on grill and brush with BBQ sauce. Top with cheese and grill until cooked through.

Top burgers with onion slices, jalapenos and condiments as desired.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received compensation for the purchase of New Belgium products.

10 Comments (Reply )

  1. Danielle @ weightsandmeasures
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    That zucchini is just asking to be eaten. Beautiful plate of food!


  2. Dana
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    I’m always up for a delicious turkey burger… can’t wait to try this out!


    • Emily
      Apr 25, 2011 @ 11:08 am

      I don’t make turkey burgers often, what kind (brand/type) do you use? We noticed the meat was a little TOO ground I think?


      • Dana
        Apr 26, 2011 @ 7:39 am

        I buy all white meat ground turkey breast… the brand they usually have in my store is shadybrook farms. I really like it, but Jake sometimes thinks it’s too dry. For more moist meat, he prefers the one that’s 93% lean. Hope that’s helpful!


        • Emily
          Apr 26, 2011 @ 9:15 am

          Yes! Thank you! I’ll check next time for some different options.


  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    I love Fat Tire. Haven’t had one in a long time!


  4. thehealthyapron
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Everyone has been talking about BBQ-ing today! It’s making me want a juicy burger!!


    • Emily
      Apr 25, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

      Must be the weather! :)


  5. Christine
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    We have one gloriously sunny spring day on Saturday so the hubs and I did barbecued turkey burgers with cider and it made me ache for summer. We ate dinner and had drink on the deck all evening, soaking up the one of a kind weather day! Sometimes when I can’t decide if I feel like a beer or a wine, cider fits the bill.


  6. kate
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    this puts in the mood for summer. it cannot get here fast enough! burgers, drinks, a patio, long daylight hours = yes please :)


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