NZ Woman's Weekly

Beer and chilli burgers

  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    25 minutes
  • Courses


Ready in 25 minutes, makes 4-5 large burgers.

This is definitely one for the boys – chilli and beer inside a delicious burger!

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 2 tbsp chopped jalapeno peppers (from a jar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup stout or strong beer
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Serve with: salad, grilled onions and dab of mustard

1. Cook onion gently in a little oil for 2 minutes before adding the garlic, thyme and oregano. Cook for a further 2 minutes before scraping the onion mix into a large bowl to cool.

2. Add the beef mince to the bowl with all other ingredients except beer or stout.

3. Stir in stout or beer then use a cup measure to portion mixture. Mould mixture into patties.

4. Smear the grill with oil and cook burgers over a moderate-high heat on each side until cooked through – approximately 5 minutes on each side.

Cook’s tip:
Make these burgers a day or two ahead if you can as the flavours will improve. If you want more than a mild heat, double the quantity of jalapeno peppers.

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About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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