Father’s Day, His Way
Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and that is especially true for for dads. This Father’s Day, skip the tie and give him grown-ups gift he can really appreciate.
Dads can be so hard to shop for, and all the dads in my life proclaim they “have everything they need.” So, this year year my husband is getting a DIY Man Crate designed to help create the recipe I whipped up just for him: Beer Cheese Burgers with a side of Cheese Fries.
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As the name indicates, an important ingredient in this Father’s Day recipe is beer – pale ale to be precise – so I got him this rustic beer caddy that I personalized with the words, “Drink Up.”
To start this recipe, just prep your favorite burger patty. We like to make ours with plenty of worchestershire sauce and diced onions. That’s where his second gift comes in – the kids got him this handheld cutting board, because their dad really is flippin’ awesome, and a master griller to boot.
After prepping your patties, grill them to taste, and and slather them with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.
Next, start the secret sauce. Crack open a bottle of your favorite pale ale, take a big swig, then save the rest for your Beer Cheese Sauce (recipe far below).
I highly recommend cooking some thick cut bacon and frying up a few onion rings to make this deluxe dad burger complete. Just top your burger with onion rings, bacon and cheese sauce, and serve on a thick pretzel bun for a flavor explosion.
You’re going to want to prep a side of fries while you’re at it, because there will be enough cheese to use as an inredible dipping sauce.
The result is a meal Dad will flip for. Mmmm…..Beer Cheese Burgers.
- 2 T unsalted butter
- 3 T all purpose flour
- ½ C whole milk
- 1 C. pale ale
- 1 t ground mustard
- Dash Sriracha sauce
- 12 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
- In a heavy sauce pan, melt butter on medium heat.
- Whisk in flour until smooth.
- Whisk in milk until blended, then add beer, mustard and sriracha sauce.
- Whisk in cheddar until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- Excellent on cheese burgers, cheese fries and cheese sauce for dipping veggies "fondue style."