• 1 lb. ground beef or bison
• 1/4 cup rolled oats
• 1/4 cup amber ale
• 2 tsp olive oil
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 garlic cloves
• 4 oz. cream cheese
• 1 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese
• 4 hamburger buns or soft Kaiser rolls
• 2 tbl butter
• 2 cups alfalfa or broccoli sprouts

Mix beef, oats & 2 tablespoons ale in a large bowl. Form into four 1/2 inch patties, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

For the pub cheese- pulse garlic in food processor until diced.  Add cheeses & remaining 2 Tbsp beer.  Mix until  smooth. 

Grill burgers, turning once, about 6 minutes total for medium. While burgers grill, brush buns with butter and grill until lightly browned. 

Serve burgers with the sprouts and pub cheese along with the usual burger condiment.

Serves 4. Double recipe for up to 8 people.

Beer & Beef Burgers with Garlic Pub Cheese

Adapted from a Sunset Magazine recipe, this is our family’s favorite summer burger.