Mini Guinness Pork Burgers Recipe


With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner we thought it was only right to incorporate it into our recipe this week.

I mean lets face it, you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate the occasion.

And when you’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day you have to involve Guinness, as it’s a staple of the Irish culture. Now Guinness is an acquired taste, so we can appreciate that not everyone would like to drink it. But how about if it was part of a meal that most of us eat? So with that said welcome to the Mini Guinness Pork Burgers with Guinness BBQ Sauce Recipe.

They are not designed to be and out and out meal, but just a snack whilst you are partying. To be honest if you are drinking Guinness there might be much room for food anyway, so these should fill you up a treat.



BBQ Sauce

1. ¾ cup Guinness stout
2. ¾ cup ketchup
3. ½ cup molasses
4. 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
5. 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
6. 2 Tbsp. lemon, lime or orange juice
7. ½ tsp. onion powder
8. ½ tsp. garlic powder
9. Dash hot sauce or ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper


1. 1 lb. ground pork
2. 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
3. 3 Tbsp. Guinness stout
4. 1 Tbsp. minced garlic {or 1 tsp. garlic powder}
5. 1 egg
6. ½ cup panko bread crumbs
7. ¼ tsp. coarse salt
8. ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
9. 2 slices Muenster or other white cheese
10. 5-6 mini buns
11. Burger toppings, as desired


1. Whisk together BBQ sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan set on high heat. When it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-22 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust seasonings, as necessary.
2. While BBQ sauce cooks, prepare burgers. Combine ground pork, mustard, stout, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Work with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated. Form 5-6 small patties. Heat cast iron skillet {or sauté pan} to medium-high heat. Add cooking spray or a little oil to the pan. When hot, add patties and cook on each side about 4-5 minutes, until a nice crust is formed and pork is cooked to 145°F. When burgers are almost done on the second side, add the cheese slices to each burger; allow to melt.
3. Remove patties and toast the buns for 30-60 seconds each in the hot pan.
4. Build the burgers with desired toppings and BBQ sauce.

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