Brewpub Burgers with Caramelized Chipotle Onions

Brewpub Burgers

Grill Mates® Backyard Brew Marinade and beer add unmistakable flavor and moistness to burgers. Serve with red onions caramelized with brown sugar and chipotle chile pepper for a smoky finish.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Backyard Brew Marinade, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Chipotle Chile Pepper
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons beer, divided
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 hamburger rolls
  • Lettuce, tomato and condiments (optional)


  1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, 1 teaspoon of the Marinade Mix and chipotle chile pepper; cook and stir 7 to 8 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Add 2 tablespoons of the beer and sugar; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until beer has evaporated. Set aside.
  2. Mix remaining Marinade Mix, remaining 1/3 cup beer and Worcestershire sauce in large bowl until well blended. Add ground beef; mix lightly. Shape into 6 patties.
  3. Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature of 160 degrees F). Add cheese slices to burgers 1 minute before cooking is completed. Toast rolls on the grill, open-side down, about 30 seconds or until golden. Serve burgers on toasted rolls with caramelized onions. Garnish with desired toppings and condiments.

Yield: 6 servings | Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min

per serving Calories: 432 Fat: 21 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Cholesterol: 88 mg Sodium: 739 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 28 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick & Company, Inc.

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