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Gourmet Beef Burgers

Gourmet Beef Burgers

Recipe for Gourmet Blue Cheese Beef Burgers – cook the patties on the braai for a yummy grilled flavour.


  • 2 T (30 ml) butter
  • 4 T (60 ml) olive or canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 x 25 g sachets Ina Paarman’s Concentrated Liquid Beef Stock
  • 1 kg best quality lean beef mince
  • Garlic Pepper Seasoning
  • olive oil
  • Garnish:
  • 1 x 200ml Ina Paarman’s Steak & Burger Ready to Serve Sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, lightly toasted on the braai
  • Ina Paarman’s Blue Cheese Dressing
  • fresh rocket
  • 3-4 sliced tomatoes
  • 2 sliced raw onions (red onions are milder)


Warm the frying pan. Add the butter, when it foams and starts to brown, add the oil and the onions. Stir-fry over medium heat until the onions start browning. Place a lid on the pan, turn the heat right down and soften the onions completely for +- 7 minutes. Add the two sachets of undiluted Concentrated Liquid Beef Stock. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Leave onions to cool to room temperature.

Place the meat in a mixing bowl. Add the onions and mix lightly with a knife, until evenly blended. Divide and shape into 8 hamburgers. Separate the burgers with double layers of baking paper or cling film and freeze to firm.

Can be done a day or two before.

Rub olive oil over both sides of the burgers. Season lightly with Garlic Pepper. Braai slowly over medium heat – do not turn too soon or they may break – wait until well browned on the underside before turning with a wide lifter or spatula.


Spread the bottom halves of the buns with Blue Cheese Dressing. When the burgers come off the braai, spread them with a very generous layer of Steak & Burger Sauce.

Pile rocket on the buns, then the hamburgers. Pour Blue Cheese Dressing over burgers and top with tomato, more green leaves and onion on the top half of the bun. Enjoy!