Awesome Onion Burgers with Beer Cheese Sauce and Roast Asparagus

Although it’s not football season right now – this would be a great sports night meal.  I’m not sure any meat-eating, beer-drinking sports fan could resist. 🙂  The cheese sauce is adapted from a recipe I read in Steve Raichlen’s BBQ USA book.  For a special treat, this combination is gluttonous and yum yum yum!

  • 1 pd. ground chuck
  • 1 pd. ground sirloin
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. Supreme Garlic (or regular) A-1 sauce
  • Burger buns and lettuce/tomato to top
  • 1 pd asparagus, cleaned and bottoms cut/snapped off
  • Olive oil and S/P
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. dried mustard
  1. Place the asparagus on a roasting pan covered with foil, season with olive oil and S/P. Heat oven to 400 degrees and begin to roast. Cook for about 15 minutes and then turn with a spatula.  Depending on the thickness, you can check every 10 minutes thereafter. Thin/average sized spears take about 25 minutes. Thick spears can take up to 40 minutes. I cook these while I do the burgers. If you want fries also, you could add them to the oven also.
  2. Add the beef, onion, and A-1 sauce to a mixing bowl. With a wooden spoon, combine. I use my hands as little as possible to prevent the beef from warming up. Form into six patties and grill or pan-fry to your preferred temp.
  3. For the cheese sauce, I cooked this while grilling the burgers. You could do it before or after also. Rub the garlic clove, slightly crushed, on the bottom and side of a heavy saucepan. Place the garlic in the pan along with the beer and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Toss the cheese and cornstarch and slowly sprinkle into the beer, stirring or whisking continuously.
  5. Reduce heat and stir in mustard and season with S/P to taste. Let the sauce simmer until smooth and rich about 5 minutes. You can fish out the garlic or leave in for a special treat.
  6. Serve the burgers on toasted buns, topping with cheese sauce and lettuce and tomato.

Serves: 6 burgers

Time: ~ 40 minutes total

Recipe: Burger recipe is original, cheese sauce by Steven Raichlen


2 thoughts on “Awesome Onion Burgers with Beer Cheese Sauce and Roast Asparagus

  1. Kristi Rimkus March 15, 2010 / 12:35 AM

    What a terrific burger. I love the asparagus on the side!

  2. Brandie March 15, 2010 / 3:59 AM

    Oooh, that looks so good!

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