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?