Beer Cheese Burgers with Crispy Onions

Beer Cheese Burgers with Crispy Onions

Hot beer cheese slathered on a juicy burger is exactly the way to indulge at dinner time. 

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 606 kcal
Author Betsy Life


For the beer cheese

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 bottle beer I used Sam Adams Summer Ale
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

For the crispy onions

  • 1 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • oil for frying

For the burger

  • pretzel buns
  • hamburger patties grilled


To prepare the beer cheese

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until a smooth paste forms. Pour in beer, whisking constantly. Add cheese, a little at a time, whisking until a smooth sauce forms.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in mustard and hot sauce.

To prepare the crispy onions

  1. I used only enough oil to cover the bottom of a small skillet. Heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Whisk together egg and milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk together flour, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Working in small batches, dip onion slices into egg mixture, then coat in flour mixture. Shake off excess then place in oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Drain on a paper towel and repeat with remaining onion slices.

To assemble the burgers

  1. Place burger patty on pretzel bun. Top with beer cheese and crispy onions. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Beer Cheese Burgers with Crispy Onions
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Sodium 573mg24%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.