Nothing beats a homemade burger and this blue cheese and beer-battered onion rings recipe can really impress everyone you will serve this to. These burgers can be made on the hob, you don’t need a grill to make it as juicy as those from artisanal burger restaurants.

If you have any leftover beef mixture, you can turn them into meatballs and enjoy it with spaghetti for a quick dinner fix.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 – 15 Minutes
Serves: 4


For Beef Mixture:

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp Cajun spic
  • 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • Blue cheese (crumbled)
  • 4 brioche buns
  • Some lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • Salt and pepper

For Onion Rings:

  • 2 onions (sliced into rings)
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ pint lager
  • a pinch of salt
  • 500ml vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Mix the minced beef, garlic, onion, chopped parsley, and Cajun spice in a large bowl using your hands (be sure to use food-grade gloves if you are using gloves). Add the seasonings and the mixture will now begin to bind together.
  2. Separate the beef mixture into 4 even amounts and form them with your hands into burger patties.
  3. Heat some oil on a large frying pan over your kitchen hob on medium heat and cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Cook for a further 2 minutes until cooked through and brown on the outside.
  5. While the burger is cooking, heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan on medium heat. If you have a fryer, you can use this too.
  6. Whisk the self-raising flour, lager, and salt together in a bowl. Dip each onion ring into the mixture until all the sides are fully coated.
  7. Once the vegetable oil is hot, place each onion ring into the oil and fry until golden. Take it out the oil and dry it on some kitchen paper towels. Don’t put too many onion rings in the oil at the same time as the temperature of the oil might drop.
  8. Take the burgers off the heat and crumble blue cheese on top of each one of the patty and let it melt.
  9. Toast the brioche bun on the pan you used to cook the patties to soak up the burger juice, and you can now build your burger. Add lettuce leaves and beef tomatoes to stack the burger.
  10. Add the onion rings onto a plate and have your favourite dipping sauce.
  11. Enjoy your beautiful and tasty burger!

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