st. paddy’s corned beef burgers with irish cheddar cheese

St. Paddy's Corned Beef Burgers with Irish Cheddar Cheese

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

How are you celebrating this Irish holiday? Drinking a pint of green beer? Kissing a leprechaun? Pinching others who aren’t sporting green attire? This holiday makes me smile because it’s the one time during the year where no matter what heritage you hail from, you are Irish for the day.

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I am not sure how I will be celebrating today. Might have to bust out an Irish jig while wearing a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirt. Back in the ‘ol college days, Fake St.Paddy’s (the week before the actual holiday) was a big deal. They would open up the bars at 6 AM and you would drink beer well into the afternoon as you watched the downtown parade. All I can say….sh$t show.

St. Paddy's Corned Beef Burgers with Irish Cheddar Cheese

As much as I would love to think my thirty-one year old self could throw down like the old days, I think it’s best to keep my reality aimed towards making some delicious burgers. Oh, and not just any burgers. These are practically worthy of sainthood. St.Patrick would totally give this corned beef burger three clovers up.

What I love about these burgers, besides the touch of Guinness to the beef patties is the gooey, melting Irish cheddar cheese on top. Beer and cheese? You can’t ever go wrong. My 1/200th Irish heritage is smiling.

St. Paddy's Corned Beef Burgers with Irish Cheddar Cheese

St. Paddy's Corned Beef Burgers with Irish Cheddar Cheese

Yield: Makes 4 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


1/2 pound ground corn beef
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup Guinness
dash of Tabasco
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
4 slices Irish cheddar cheese
4 whole wheat buns
Yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl combine corned beef, ground beef, guinness, tabasco, and s&p. Form into 4 large patties. Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and then each burger patty. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on one side, flip and then cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on the other side depending on well you like to have them done. Remove burgers and place them on a plate to rest for a minute.

Preheat a broiler. Place four buns on a baking sheet and lay a slice of cheese on top of the burgers. Put baking sheet under broiler and let the cheese melt. Remove sheet from oven and top each burger with sauerkraut and mustard! Enjoy!

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39 Responses to “st. paddy’s corned beef burgers with irish cheddar cheese”

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — March 17, 2014 at 12:39

    Talk about a loaded sandwich! This looks amazing. And definitely should be eaten with a napkin :)

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:09

      LOL! This burger may require a bib:) Thanks, Ali!

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    Rachel @ The Creole Woman — March 17, 2014 at 13:16

    Wait! Why have I never thought about making corned beef burgers? Brilliant! I so have to make this. Looks YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:10

      Thanks, Rachel!!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 17, 2014 at 13:16

    Oh my gosh I was pumped to see these burgers. Then you had to double it up and stack them and my jaw dropped to the floor.

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:10

      I would gladly share my stack with you! :)

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    Erika — March 17, 2014 at 14:00

    GUURRLLL! These are what I call burgers..OK..

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:11

      Thanks, home slice! :)

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    Tieghan — March 17, 2014 at 14:14

    These are epic. What a burger!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:11

      Thanks, lady!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 17, 2014 at 15:31

    Omg, this burger looks insane!!!! Perfect for St. Paddy’s day today!! Absolutely epic, girl!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:12

      Thanks, Julie!! You can’t beat a corned beef burger!

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    Kelly — March 17, 2014 at 16:19

    Now THIS is exactly how St. Paddy’s Day should be celebrated–That last photo is perfection!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:12

      Why, thank you, Kelly! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 17, 2014 at 17:27

    These look so good! I made a similar burger a few years ago, and boy was it tasty. It sounds like you’re going to have a delicious St. Paddy’s Day. Enjoy!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:12

      Thanks, Jennie! Have a fab St.Paddy’s too!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — March 17, 2014 at 18:22

    This is just genius. Now will someone pass me a plate with some extra napkins?

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:13

      I’ll pass you a bib, gurrrrrl! :)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 17, 2014 at 18:40

    I can’t even handle this!!!! I would skip dessert for a month to eat this!!

    • Lauren replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 20:14

      LOL! Me too. Anything for a little sauerkraut and cheese!

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — March 17, 2014 at 23:33

    O-M-G!!! This may just be the sexiest burger EVER.

  12. #
    kita — March 18, 2014 at 00:06

    Holy crap, will you marry me?

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    Joanne — March 18, 2014 at 02:10

    I’m exactly 0% Irish and even I know that beer and cheese were made for each other! I like to think that fact somehow rubbed off during my four years in Boston..which probably makes me Irish by association, no?

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    Megan {Country cleaver} — March 18, 2014 at 02:11

    I wish I could kick it like the good ol’ days – but instead of the wicked hangover – I’ll take a wicked food baby of one of thesE!!!!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — March 18, 2014 at 02:35

    Holy Burger! That looks incredible .

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — March 18, 2014 at 04:14

    Girlfriend, I could do a jig and give you a love pinch right now. I’ll take 2 of these, a Guinness, and feel great in the morning!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — March 18, 2014 at 04:16

    Oh man, this looks so good!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — March 18, 2014 at 16:47

    I 100% feel you on this one Lauren – I’m all about eating St. Pattys day away, no longer drinking it :) and ps these look unreal!

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    Melanie — March 19, 2014 at 05:01

    My husband would absolutely love to see one of these burgers on his plate!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — March 19, 2014 at 11:54

    OMG did you just make a patty out of corn beef? You are my new favorite! my Husband is gonna flip!

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    meredith n sock monkey slippers — March 19, 2014 at 18:26

    Love every thing about this! Hand it over

  22. #
    Denise — March 19, 2014 at 23:56

    Killer take on a burger, I love all the flavors here. You have done your job … now hungry.

  23. #
    Rebecca {foodie with family} — March 20, 2014 at 15:31

    I would love absolutely everything about this burger! It has my name all over it!

  24. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — March 25, 2014 at 15:24

    I am adoring this recipe! It looks soo good!

  25. #
    Denis — February 22, 2015 at 22:16

    Sounds great, serve on a quality pretzel bun,substitute southern slaw for kraut.For a real Irish experience serve on griddle bread.

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    Denis — February 22, 2015 at 22:19

    Why not go all the way? Use Kerry Gold Irish Butter not Olive oil, just cut back on the salt.

  27. #
    Diane — March 13, 2015 at 06:28

    Was wondering, do you cook the corned beef first, or do you grind it raw? Want to make this Sunday, and trying to figure out…


    • Lauren replied: — March 13th, 2015 @ 17:32

      Diane – Hi! I cooked the corned beef first then put placed it into the food processor to grind it. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  28. #
    Diane — March 13, 2015 at 18:39

    Thanks! Will do!! Can’t way to try it!

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