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Blue Cheese burger with red onion relish

Blue Cheese burger with red onion relish

Our recipe for the ultimate blue cheese burger with red onion relish pairs fresh vegetables with a side of rich blue cheese and honey mustard dressing that lingers on your palate. Stealing the show, caramelised red onion relish offers added bite and savour to finish.

6 servings
Garlic/Onionish Cheesy


Burger buns (10 buns)

  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • ½ ounce yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5¼ ounces durum flour
  • 14 ounces wheat flour
  • 2.1 ounces butter
  • sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

Red onion relish

  • 5 - 6 red onions
  • ⅞ ounce butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 - 3 sprigs of thyme (or ½ tsp dried thyme)
  • ½ cup red wine (can be omitted)
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper

Honey mustard dressing

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 - 2 tbsp coarse ground mustard
  • lemon juice (to taste)
  • salt
  • pepper

Additional ingredients (for 6 burgers)

  • 1⅔ pounds minced beef
  • 1 pack Burger Blue
  • 1 large beef tomato
  • salad


1. To make the Burger buns (10 buns): Mix the egg, water, oil, sugar and yeast together until the yeast dissolves.

2. Combine the two types of flour with the salt. Add ⅔ of the flour mix to the liquid mixture and stir to combine.

3. Continue adding the remaining flour mixture until you can touch the dough without it sticking to your fingers. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then a small cube of cold butter. Knead until it is incorporated into the dough.

4. Let the dough rise under a cloth for one hour. Place the dough on a lightly floured board. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.

5. Roll them into buns and place them on a baking sheet. Let them rise for another 30 min. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

6. Bake the buns at 400°F for about 12-15 minutes. They should have a bit of color and sound hollow when you knock on their bottoms.

7. For the Red onion relish: Cut the onions into thin strips and fry them over low to medium heat in butter until lightly caramelized. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

8. Add thyme, brown sugar, red wine and vinegar. Cook until the liquid has boiled down. Season with salt and pepper.

9. Honey mustard dressing

10. Combine the mayonnaise, honey and mustard. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

11. Additional ingredients (for 6 burgers).

12. Form the mean into 6 patties of equal size. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on a scorching-hot grill for 3-4 minutes on each side – time will vary slightly depending on how hot the grill is. If your grill doesn’t get as hot, you may need to leave them on a few extra minutes.

13. After flipping the burgers, add the cheese on the grilled side. When you’re done grilling the meat, you can use the grill to warm up the burger buns.

14. Split the buns and spread dressing on both halves. Add a leaf of lettuce and a slice of tomato. Top with the meat and relish. Close the burger. Enjoy!