Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4


For the beer onion jam

  • 1 large (or 2 small onions, you can also use chopped frozen onion for this too)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 240ml (1 cup) Treason West Coast IPA
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the burgers

  • 500g beef mince (preferably 10%+fat)
  • 60ml Treason West Coast IPA
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt

To serve

  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices of strong cheese (I used stilton but any other strong cheese should also work well)


Make the beer onion jam

  1. Roughly chop the onion.
  2. Heat the olive oil (2 tsp) in a small saucepan and once hot add the onions. Cook the onions for 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring them regularly to ensure they don’t burn.
  3. Add the Treason (240ml), apple cider vinegar (1 tsp) and sugar (2 tbsp) and mix. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the beer has reduced to a jammy consistency.

While the jam is simmering make the burgers

I cooked my burgers in the oven but you can also cook them under the grill, in a frying pan or on a BBQ.