Beer can burgers are super easy to make and definitely a “Mans” burger! Beer can burgers on the Big Green Egg are so good because you can custom fill the burgers with all your favorite ingredients and to your liking. If you are looking for a good heart stopping burger you must try these Beer Can Burgers on The Big Green Egg.

Ingredients

  • Ground Beef (I have best luck with 80/20 ground beef)
  • Bacon
  • Cow Lick by Dizzy Pig (or any other preferred seasoning)
  • Block Colby Jack Cheese
  • Yellow Onion (or Red)
  • Mushrooms

Outside of the ground beef and the bacon you can substitute anything you’d prefer to make awesome Beer Can Burgers on The Big Green Egg. For example, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Red Onion, Bacon…

How to Setup The Big Green Egg for the Beer Can Burgers?

The Beer Can Burgers on the Big Green Egg are an indirect cook utilizing the plate setter A.K.A. Conveggtor. Get the Big Green Egg dialed into 300 degrees for this cook.

Ones the lump coal is going put in the plate setter / Conveggtor with the feet facing up.

Not always necessary but I put in a drip tray as standard practice to help keep the plate setter / Convector clean.

Add the grate and get The Big Green Egg dialed into 300 degrees for the Beer Can Burgers.

How to Prepare Beer Can Burgers for The Big Green Egg?

Saute mushrooms, onions & whatever else you’d like preparation

In a sauce pan add 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 2 Tablespoon of butter. Heat it up until the butter melts. Once the butter is melted add all ingredients and simmer until done. For extra flavor I recommend even adding some red wine.

Beer Can Burger Preparation

Start out by making two balls of burger meat that are about a 1/2 pound each.

Grab a beer can (or pop) and simply press the beer can into the meat smashing it. You want to stop just shy of going all the way through the burger so that you aren’t cutting the bottom out.

Once you get the beer can into the burger without going all the way through its time to make the patty. Go around the base compacting the burger up against the beer can.

Next it is time to get some bacon on the beer can burger. The bacon is not only flavorful but it will also help keep the beer can burgers shape while cooking it. Simply wrap a single piece of bacon around the bottom of the beer can burger.

Then add a second piece of bacon around the top of the beer can burger. Make sure the second pieces middle part covers the firsts pieces seem. This will help it all hold together on the Big Green Egg while it cooks.

Now it is time to remove the beer can from the burger. To do this, just lightly twist the beer can without pulling it up or pushing it down. It will release from the burger in which you can then pull it out of the beer can burger.

This is the perfect time to crack open the ice cold beer, pour it in a cup and enjoy it while you finish making the burger. One thing to be careful of is to not get the mouth of the can contaminated from the raw meat. If you are unsure simply wash the mouth of the can with dish soap prior to enjoying.

This is the part where you can get super creative with the beer can burgers. For this recipe I’ve kept it pretty simple, but add your favorite ingredients. Add Colby Jack cheese to the burger cut up from a block of cheese.

Added sauteed mushrooms and onions.

Sprinkle your favorite burger seasoning on (this is also good if you do it prior to the ingredients being added in the middle of the burger). For me, its Cow Lick from Dizzy Pig. If you haven’t had it then its a must try versatile spice!

Add another layer of Colby Jack Cheese. Either repeat the same process on the next Beer Can Burger for The Big Green Egg or customize it to your friend, significant other…

All ready for The Big Green Egg with two plain ones made up for the little ones.

Getting the first beer can burger on the egg.

…and the second…

After about 40 minutes they are cooked.

Pull the Beer Can Burgers off the Big Green Egg and Enjoy!

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Here’s a quick video to show exactly how I put these burgers together.

Beer Can Burgers on Big Green Egg

Beer Can Burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Beer can burgers are super easy to make and definitely a “Mans” burger! Beer can burgers on the Big Green Egg are so good because you can custom fill the burgers with all your favorite ingredients and to your liking. If you are looking for a good heart stopping burger you must try these Beer Can Burgers on The Big Green Egg.

Ingredients

  • Ground Beef (I have best luck with 80/20 ground beef)
  • Bacon
  • Cow Lick by Dizzy Pig (or any other preferred seasoning)
  • Block Colby Jack Cheese
  • Yellow Onion (or Red)
  • Mushrooms
  • Or any other ingredients you may like

Instructions

  1. Set the BGE up for an indirect cook with the plate setter / conv"egg"to with the feet facing up. Get the BGE dialed into about 300 degrees (drip pan on the plate setter is also recommended).
  2. Start out by sauteing the mushrooms and onions (or whatever other condiment you many be using. To do this put a little extra virgin olive oil or butter in a sauce pan and add all ingredients until tender.
  3. For the burgers, start out with a ball of 80/20 meat the size of about a 1/2 pound. Place a beer can on the top and firmly press down and stop just before going all the way through the bottom. Mold the burger around the outside of the beer can and then wrap it with two pieces of bacon.
  4. Twist the beer can out of the newly created can mold. Fill with all your favorite toppings and in this case includes some Cow Lick Seasoning, Sauteed Mushrooms & Onion and Colby Jack Cheese.
  5. Place the beer can burgers on the BGE and cook for about 40 minutes (always check the internal temperature of the meat prior to pulling and eating). Enjoy!

Notes

Towards the end I also recommend throwing the buns open faced down on the BGE the give them a little bit of a crisp before plating.

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I have a bachelor's degree in construction engineering. When I’m not constructing or remodeling X-Ray Rooms, Cardiovascular Labs, and Pharmacies...I’m at home with my wife, two daughters and a dog. Outside of family, I love grilling and barbequing on my Big Green Egg and working on projects around the house.

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