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*
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.