Stout Beer Burger with Butternut Squash Fries

Stout Beer Burger with Butternut Squash Fries

We love burgers around here — big, juicy burgers.

Turn Your Burger into a Beer Burger

That’s why we love these stout beer burgers. You see we top big burgers with a simple barbecue sauce made with one of Adam’s favorites — Guinness stout beer. It’s really easy to make, too — just throw the beer, vinegar, tomato puree, spices and some molasses into a saucepan and simmer until thick.

Forget Potato — Try Butternut Squash Fries

To go alongside the burgers, we made butternut squash fries. They’re so delicious — if you’ve ever had sweet potato fries, these are very similar. We fried them this time, but baking works, too.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like our Guinness Chocolate Cake Recipe or Guinness Beef Stew. Or, check out this beer burger recipe from All Recipes.

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Stout Beer Burger with Butternut Squash Fries
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A very unique burger and a twist on boring french fries.
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Yield: 4
You Will Need
Guiness BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 12 ounce can stout beer (Guinness)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can tomato puree (small can)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
Guiness Burgers
  • 1 pound minced beef (80% lean, 20% fat)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ¼ cup Stout beer (Guinness)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for brushing the grill
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (Coleman’s Mustard)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 burger buns
Butternut Squash Fries
  • 1-2 large butternut squash
  • 1 gallon canola oil
  • salt and pepper
Guiness BBQ Sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the olive oil and saute the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the molasses, beer, vinegar and tomato puree then stir to combine. Add all of the spices and allow the sauce to simmer on the stove for about 20-25 minutes until it has reduced into a thick glossy BBQ sauce. While simmering, keep an eye on the sauce and stir occasionally.
Guiness Burgers
  1. Preheat the grill or pan to medium.
  2. Add beer, olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper to the beef then lightly mix with a fork. Do not over mix. Separate the mixture into four portions, then lightly roll each portion into a ball and press down to make a burger patty.
  3. Once preheated, lightly brush the grill with olive oil and place each burger patty down onto the oiled grill. Leave the patties for 4 minutes then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes or desired doneness (4-5 minutes on each side should be cooked to medium).
  4. Remove the patties from the grill and assemble each burger with desired toppings
Butternut Squash Fries
  1. Add the oil to a large dutch oven or pot that is practical for frying and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Carefully peel and cut the butternut squash into fries. When the oil reaches 320 degrees, carefully place the butternut squash fries in the oil. Working in small batches, fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they are floppy. Remove the fries from the oil, drain, then cool to room temperature.
  3. Increase the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees. Place the fries back into the oil (again, in small batches) and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and drain on some paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Baked Butternut Squash Fries: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the fries in a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown, flipping the fries once during cooking.
Notes and Tips
Toppings: Guinness BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, arugula, tomatoes and red onion

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22 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Aimee / Wallflower Girl October 30, 2013, 6:35 pm


  • Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} March 16, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Yes, please! GREAT recipe. OMG.

  • Jmae September 26, 2010, 5:55 pm

    ACK! What size tomato puree? I have a 28 oz-I’m sure that’s not it though…

    • inspiredtaste September 30, 2010, 3:29 pm

      We suggest using about half your 28-oz can. We should have specified a smaller can (about 14 ounces).

      Sorry for not specifying!! Thank you for commenting.

  • Novelyn June 15, 2010, 11:41 am

    Keep those recipes comin’ 🙂

  • Novelyn June 15, 2010, 11:41 am

    I cooked this the other day for my parents and my brothers, it was aweeeeesome! Everyone loved it and had 2nd helpings 🙂

    • inspiredtaste June 15, 2010, 12:47 pm

      Thanks Novelyn, we are so happy you and your family enjoyed them!

  • KOKO June 14, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Sounds delicious! Mind if I re-post this on the Guinness facebook page to let people know?

    • inspiredtaste June 14, 2010, 6:45 pm

      You have to try it. It is pretty delicious 🙂 You are more than welcome to re-post.

  • Mags February 19, 2010, 9:37 pm

    arrived here via stumble upon. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have some Guinness left in the fridge from another recipe I made and hubby’s been threatening to throw them out because neither of us like the taste of it when drinking it out of a glass. Thanks for posting this!

  • Jen January 17, 2010, 2:53 pm

    This looks fantastic! I will be making them for myself and hubby, though I will have to alter for kids….(celiac’s disease, guiness is NOT gluten free lol but I happen to love it…good thing it’s not ME with the disease!) Thanks!

  • Thailand Breeze January 17, 2010, 12:21 am

    The burger looks very colorful and delicious! Butternut squash fries go very well too. Thanks for the recipe.

  • James November 1, 2009, 1:18 pm

    What a great burger! Good one for St. Patricks day.

  • Rochelle (Acquired Taste) October 24, 2009, 12:44 pm

    I saw these over at the Foodie Joust and thought they were a great idea 🙂 Those burgers look especially tasty. I have to admit I have yet to try sweet potato fries but they look and sound delicious!

    Oh and please take a look @ It’s just a blogger award, but I feel you deserve one 🙂

  • Carrie @ Deliciously Organic October 23, 2009, 4:22 pm

    This burger looks amazing! I’ll have to make this for my husband seeing that he’s a huge guinness fan.

  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 22, 2009, 5:15 pm

    This looks very good! I have always wanted to make butternut squash fries. I am a HUGE sweet potato fry fan, so if you say these are even better, then I REALLY need to make them soon!:)
    Thanks so much for joining us again this month! It is great to have you back!

  • Jenni October 22, 2009, 3:31 pm

    Oh my, that looks delicious! Never thought of making butternut squash fries, probably a lot easier to cut than sweet potatoes 🙂

  • Isabelle October 22, 2009, 10:02 am

    What a great Joust entry! Love the idea of using butternut squash for the fries… I’m definitely giving that a try next time I pick up a squash from the market.


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