Beef steak burgers with sticky onion marmalade

Finely minced flank steak is infused with garlic and spring onions then shaped into patties. This is a stylish burger which can be pan fried or barbecued, and tastes great accompanied by scoops of sweet and savoury onion marmalade.

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For the steak burger

  • 700 g Irish chuck or flank steak, very finely minced (with about 10% fat )
  • 4 tbsp grated onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 4 tbsp very finely chopped spring onions
  • 4 tbsp beaten egg

To serve

  • 4 ciabatta buns, split in half
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 little gem lettuce, trimmed and broken into leaves
  • 4 square slices vintage Cheddar cheese (such as Dubliner)
  • onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 4 heaped tbsp onion marmalade
  • sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper

For the steak burger

  • 700 g Irish chuck or flank steak, very finely minced (with about 10% fat )
  • 4 tbsp grated onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 4 tbsp very finely chopped spring onions
  • 4 tbsp beaten egg

To serve

  • 4 ciabatta buns, split in half
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 little gem lettuce, trimmed and broken into leaves
  • 4 square slices vintage Cheddar cheese (such as Dubliner)
  • onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 4 heaped tbsp onion marmalade
  • sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper

Step 1

To make the burgers, place the minced beef in a bowl with the onion, garlic, spring onions and egg. Mix until well combined and season to taste, then shape into 4 even-sized patties. Cover and chill until needed.

Step 2

If using a charcoal barbecue, light it 30 minutes before you want to start cooking. If using a gas barbecue, light it 10 minutes beforehand. Alternatively, use a large frying pan. If using a frying pan, place over a high heat until very hot.

Step 3

Sear the burgers for 2 minutes on each side, then cook for another 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or longer if you prefer your burgers more well done. Remove and leave to rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, toast the cut sides of the ciabatta buns until lightly charred.

Step 4

Smear the bottom of the ciabatta buns with mayonnaise, followed by the lettuce, a slice of Cheddar cheese and onion rings. Top each one with a burger and put on warmed plates. Add a serving of the onion marmalade to each one, then place the top half of the bun on top to serve.

Step 1

To make the burgers, place the minced beef in a bowl with the onion, garlic, spring onions and egg. Mix until well combined and season to taste, then shape into 4 even-sized patties. Cover and chill until needed.

Step 2

If using a charcoal barbecue, light it 30 minutes before you want to start cooking. If using a gas barbecue, light it 10 minutes beforehand. Alternatively, use a large frying pan. If using a frying pan, place over a high heat until very hot.

Step 3

Sear the burgers for 2 minutes on each side, then cook for another 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or longer if you prefer your burgers more well done. Remove and leave to rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, toast the cut sides of the ciabatta buns until lightly charred.

Step 4

Smear the bottom of the ciabatta buns with mayonnaise, followed by the lettuce, a slice of Cheddar cheese and onion rings. Top each one with a burger and put on warmed plates. Add a serving of the onion marmalade to each one, then place the top half of the bun on top to serve.