Irish Blue Cheese Burger
1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
500g of Irish beef minced
1 heaping teaspoon of Dijon
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 large free range egg
A small handful of dry breadcrumbs
Sea salt and ground black pepper
60g of Cashel, Bellingham or Boyne Valley Blue Cheese
2 baby gem lettuce, broken into leaves
2 large tomatoes, in slices
Start by sauteeing the red onion in a frying pan with a little oil over a high heat, then cook gently on low for about 8 minutes until softened. Set aside to cool completely.
Combine in a large mixing bowl the beef, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, egg, breadcrumbs, cooled onions and season with sea salt and ground black pepper.
Form the meat mixture into 6 burger patties (or 10-12 slider sized patties) and place on a plate, cover with cling film and set aside in the fridge until ready to cook.
To cook the burgers, place a large frying pan over high heat and add a little oil. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes either side until they are cooked all the way through. When you turn the burgers on the pan, add a slice of blue cheese to each one.
To serve, split the soda bread rolls or slices and fill with baby gem lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, and top with a good dollop of your favorite ketchup!
Recipe and photo courtesy of http://www.donalskehan.com/