Steak Burgers with Stilton and Ale

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Steak, Stilton, and brown Ale.  A beautiful combination . . . a well trusted combination . . . a delicious companionship that works so very well in pies and stews, giving the gravy a fabulous flavour, and helping to tenderize the meat.  (Don't worry, the alcohol burns off!)

These scrumptious steak burgers contain all three ingredients  . . .  beginning with a lovely minced Pure Angus Beef, lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and dry onion soup mix . . . some egg, a touch bread crumbs and some lovely dark ale  for additional flavours . . . all lightly shaped into hearty sized burgers . . .

Topped with  the tangy creaminess of a good  Stilton cheese . . .  crumbled over top and left to melt . . . oozing delightfully down into all those meaty crevices . . .

A topping of lightly sauteed onions, quick braised in more ale is their crowning glory.  It doesn't get much better than that folks!

This is a man pleasing burger absolutely . . . something hale and hearty to sink their teeth into . . . but I guarantee women will  love it as well. This woman certainly does!

Tucked under a buttery toasted bun, these burgers are sure to please anyone!  But don't take my word for it.  Make some and try them out for yourself. It doesn't have to be summer for you to enjoy a good burger.

You can grill them on the Barbeque if you wish, five minutes on each side will do the trick.  Or you can simply pan grill them.  Either way they are delicious.  I served them with some creamy coleslaw and roasted sweet potato wedges on the side.  Win, win, win!!!

*Steak Burgers with Stilton and Ale*
Serves 8
Printable Recipe

Beef,  Ale and Stilton . . . the holy trinity of beef cookery all tucked up  into a crispy bun.  Delicious!

900g of lean ground steak (2  pounds)
125ml of ale (1/2 cup)
1 large free range egg, fork beaten
3  heaped TBS of fine dry bread crumbs
1 TBS dry onion soup mix (stir  before measuring it out)
salt and black pepper to taste
2 medium  onions, peeled and sliced
2 TBS butter
a further 125ml of ale (1/2  cup)
4 ounces of stilton cheese crumbled
Toasted buns to serve

Combine  the meat, first amount of ale, egg, bread crumbs, onion soup mix, salt  and pepper together in a bowl, mixing it all in well.  Shape into 8   equal patties.  Cook under a hot grill for about 5 minutes per side, or  until no longer pink inside.

While the burgers are cooking melt  the butter in a skillet.  Add the onions.  Cook and stir until  softened.  Add the second amount of ale.  Bring to the boil and then  remove from the heat.

Toast the buns.  Place a burger onto one  half of each bun and crumble the stilton cheese over top.  Place a  spoonful of onions over top and place the top half of the bun over all.   Serve hot.


  1. Would never have though of using soup mix!

  2. I nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog Award" here: - love you blog. Keep on blogging!

  3. Marie,
    You are making me crave Stilton just drooling at the photos of it melting here over the onions. I need another trip to England!

  4. Incredible!
    Mary x

  5. Oh How I wish to cook like you! Everything looks so perfect and absolutely yummmm!

  6. I want to try this one. I love burgers and I love Stilton. Yummy! It has been pouring rain here constantly for two days. xo Jenny

  7. Holy moly these burgers look good.
    Perfect for warning ourselves up in the colder weather, it's also reminded me I need to do some kind of burger post on my own blog!

  8. just the pictures make me want to try

    They are not my Italian recipes ..... but I like to try new flavors.


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