Beer Can Burgers

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tspp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 lb. cheddar, cubed
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • Onion, sliced
  • 4 slices tomato
  • Lettuce


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.  Divide into four 1/2-lb portions.  Roll into balls.
  2. Place one beef ball on a cutting board, and press a beef can into the middle.  Form the beef up the sides of the can.  Wrap two strips of bacon around the outside.
  3. Gently twist and lift the can out of the beef, leaving behind a large depression.  Repeat with the other three beef balls.
  4. Fill the beef patties with cubed cheddar and green pepper.
  5. Grill over indirect medium heat for 30 minutes.  Top with the provolone slices for the last 2-3 minutes to get them melted.
    • If your bacon starts coming off, just pin it in place with some toothpicks.
  6. Toast the burger buns over indirect heat.
  7. Assemble your burgers using the sliced onion, tomato, and lettuce.  Serve hot, right off the grill.
Adapted from Delish.