Sliders with Beer-Glazed Onions and Brie

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Sliders with Beer-Glazed Caramelized Onions and Brie

NOW is it warm enough to grill where you live? I have my fingers crossed for you, but surely The Endless Winter of 2012-13 has got to be over for everyone now.

Hopefully. Because celebrating National Burger Month with snow on the ground? It just ain’t right.

We love our fancy burgers around here and have a few more to add to the menu this month. First up? Sliders topped with beer-glazed caramelized onions and brie.

Sliders with Beer-Glazed Caramelized Onions and Brie

By definition, miniature anythings are fancy. Add brie? TOTALLY Food & Wine-worthy. But the real stars here are the caramelized onions. Right at the end of cooking, they’re simmered in beer until a nice, syrupy glaze forms. It’s not just an excuse to open a beer, but it is an excuse if you need one.

For the beer, go with an amber or brown ale. If you’re not a beer drinker, you can skip the glaze… but maybe you try it anyway!

Sliders with Beer-Glazed Caramelized Onions and Brie

Grilled beef sliders go fancy with craft brew-glazed caramelized onions, fruit preserves, and brie. (Amber or brown ale recommended.)


  • For the onions:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup beer (I used an amber ale)
  • For the sliders
  • 6 slider buns
  • Apricot preserves
  • 6 grilled slider patties (~2 1/2 oz precooked)
  • Brie, sliced


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the onion pole-to-pole and then slice into 1/4-inch half-rounds.
  3. Add all at once to the pan, reduce heat to medium, and let cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. If the onions get too dry before completely browning, add a couple Tbsp water and reduce heat even more.
  5. When the onions have browned to your liking, add the beer and let simmer until the beer reduces to a nice, syrupy glaze for the onions.
  6. To build the sliders, spread preserves onto the buns and top with a burger patty, slices of brie (cut to fit the slider), and a spoon of the onions.
  7. Serve warm.


Yields: 6 sliders

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 40 minutes

27 comments… add one
  • Beer-glazed caramelized onions? Holy moly, I need these.

  • You had me at carmelized onions……oh and Brie. Lordy!!

  • Seriously brilliant. YUM!

  • Obsessed with everything about this!! Pinned to try!

  • I love everything about these, and I need them in my life. Like, yesterday.

  • Oh wow! I’d love to be eating one or two of these right about now!

  • I’m thinking dinner. You’re invited, obvi…because you’re bringing these? They look so good!!

  • How could this NOT be incredible with beer, caramelized onions, and brie? WINNING!

  • I need to make those onions as soon as possible!

  • You come up with the BEST burger flavor combinations, Shawnda! This looks outrageously good!

  • I definitely need those caramelized onions in my life…the addition of beer is genius!

  • These look fantastic. Pinning and making soon! I’m making some chicken sliders this week, and my grocery store was out of their usual bakery-Brioche-really-good slider rolls, so I’m making some myself. (Wish me luck – please!) But, I know I’ll have extra slider rolls in the freezer (assuming I don’t royally screw them up of course), and now I know exactly how they will be used. Thanks for posting!

  • These look amazing! I’m going to bookmark the recipe for when the weather warms up and we get the BBQ out 🙂

  • Wanting to jump through my computer for these-yum!

  • That beer glaze sounds incredible!

  • My husband looked at your photo, looked at me, and said, “WANT! When are you making that???” I guess I’ll be making it soon-it looks awesome!

  • These burgers look soooo delicious. Drool-worthy!

  • I love caramelised onions; they make the burger in my opinion. Now my love of beer and burgers can come together, awesome!

  • Just the title of this was enough to get our mouths watering!! YUM

  • My mouth is watering, these sliders look pretty amazing.

  • Its not weird at all when you say ‘hello sexy’ to a burger right?

  • Just found this recipe, and your blog, through Food Gawker. This burger looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!

  • I am drooooling! This looks ah-mazing!

  • Brie on a burger? Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Those glazed onions are seriously unreal. I never eat a burger without grilled or sauteed onions. This is perfection!

  • mmm…I wish I could just take the burger out of the screen! Beer, onions, meat and brie, some of my favourite things! I will probably never make this though, I am the only one in the family who likes beer and brie…maybe I could make it and buy a wheel of brie just for myself…I think I’m making this

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