The Beer Can Burger – Happy Fathers Day!!

I have a meat and potatoes type of guy…how about you??  Getting him to follow THM has taken some creativity on my part, but meals like the Beer Can Burger have helped me to win him over.

We celebrated Fathers day early at our home…he just could not wait another day for this meal….you may have seen me post this on the THM Beginners or the THM Canada site, but I thought I would put this on the Blog after all the attention the post got.

***I can’t take all the credit here, this idea originally came from the wonderful BBQ Pit Boys***

For the burgers

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • Mineral salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 full and sealed beer or pop can….an empty one won’t work

Wrapping and Filling

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 large onion cut into rings
  • 1 medium onion sliced and sautéed in EVOO
  • 1/3 cup light cream cheese
  • 1 cup plus 1/2 cup Tex Mex shredded cheese blend
  • Fresh Jalapeno sliced


Mix all burger ingredients together.  Separate into 6 to 8 balls ( I got 8).  Take beer can and push down on the meat ball.  Then form the meat around the can.  Next wrap the meat with a strip of bacon.  Slowly pull up on beer can to remove.  Using a spatual move wrapped burger to a baking sheet…repeat for all remaining balls

Sautee sliced onions and let cool

Mix cream cheese with the 1 cup shredded cheese and set aside (I had to.warm my cream cheese a little to do this)

Put a little of the sauteed onion in the bottom of each burger hole, next top with cheese mixture, then some more onions and finally with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

Top each burger with a few sliced Jalapenos

Wrap onion rings with bacon


Heat BBQ to medium for indirect heat.  Then place burgers on rack and the onion rings directly on the rack.  Cook for 15 minutes. Then top burgers with the onion rings and continue to cook at medium indirect heat fir 30 to 40 minutes

The ideas of fillings for this are endless!! Give this your own spin…what are you waiting for?

What in the world is indirect heat you ask????

Turn on the far left and the far right burners of your BBQ and leave your middle burner off.  Place the burgers and onion rings in the middle and not on the left or the right.  This is cooking in indirect heat.  Its a wonderful method to get the juiciest of meats!

Mmmm enjoy…your husbands and family are going to love you.



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