Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Reduced-sodium or regular bacon may be substituted for maplewood smoked bacon.
- 1 Pound ground beef (96% lean)
- 1/4 Cup beer
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
- 4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 4 extra-thick slices maplewood-smoked bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp
Combine ground beef, beer, and Worcestershire in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
Grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grill.
Grill until lightly toasted.
During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices.