Thursday, 14 June 2012

Blacksticks Blue Burger with Guinness Dipping Sauce

One for the Dads... and the Mums too, actually. I wanted to come up with something special for Father's Day and here it is. A beef burger, topped with with British Blacksticks Blue cheese, a slice of red onion and a gorgeous Guinness dip.

I slid the finished burger under a hot grill for a few seconds and the cheese softened but didn't really melt - but it tastes amazing and we loved it. I hope if you make it that you like it too!

Blacksticks Blue Burger with Guinness Dipping Sauce

Blacksticks Blue Burger with Guinness Dipping Sauce
Serves 4
  • 400g good quality minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 4 sesame buns, split
  • crunchy lettuce (Romaine, little gem etc)
  • 40g Blacksticks Blue cheese
  • Small red onion
For the dip:
  • 200ml Guinness
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water

  1. Put the mince in a mixing bowl and crack in the egg. Mix with your hands - but not too much - and form into 4 patties, all the same size. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt.
  2. Put a dry frying pan on a high heat. Add the burgers and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a small pan and fry the onion and garlic until softened. Stir in the Guinness, soy sauce and brown sugar and leave, bubbling, for about 3 minutes. Pour in the cornflour and water mixture and stir immediately. The sauce will thicken. Taste, adding a little more salt if you need to and set to one side, keeping it warm.
  4. Serve your cooked burgers in the split sesame rolls, spread with a little mayonnaise - along with the lettuce, chunks of Blacksticks Blue and a slice of red onion. Eat with crispy fries and some of the warm dipping sauce alongside.
What are your favourite burger recipes?


  1. oh my god i'm coming round now!!!... this is wonderful... I need the meaty, cheesy, goodness and that a genius genius dip... with guinness...fab for dad's!

  2. I love finger chips...but burger is good combination for this..:)