Guinness Burgers

stout and beef mince burger

Here's a simple recipe for a stout and beef mince burger recipe that binds the other burger ingredients easily.

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6 people


Break the bread into small pieces and put in a large bowl with 3 tbsp Guinness.

Leave to soak for 10 minutes, then add the mustard and egg yolk and mash with a fork.

Add the mince and season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just evenly mixed – don't mix more than necessary.

Rinse but don't dry your hands and shape the beef into 6 burgers. Put on a tray lined with clingfilm and cover with more clingfilm.

Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Remove the burgers from the fridge 10 minutes before cooking – so that they will cook evenly.

Brush the burgers lightly on both sides with oil, then cook in a non-stick griddle pan or frying pan, over a medium heat, for about 5 minutes on each side.

Cut the buns in half and fill with lettuce, burgers, dill, cucumber and the sauce.



50g bread without crusts
3 tbsp Guinness
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk, from a large egg
550g beef steak mince (just €4.00 at Tesco)
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced 
6 seeded burger buns, halved
lettuce, optional
2 whole pickled gherkins, sliced, optional
Guinness sauce, optional