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Blue Cheese Burger with Tomato & Shallot jam

Blue Cheese Burger with Tomato & Shallot jam

3 servings

An instant classic - our recipe for this Blue Cheese burger with tomato shallot jam is easy to love. Featuring a strong line-up of homemade jam, intense blue cheese, spiced beef and crispy French fries to garnish, this charmer seduces from beginning to end. A treat on weekends and weeknights alike.

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Tomato & shallot jam

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • cup shallots, minced
  • juice and zest of 1 lime fruit
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 3 - 4 slices Castello® Burger blue
  • 3 - 4 burger buns
  • 1 pound beef mince
  • chips for serving and topping
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • lettuce
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil


1. To make the jam, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and toss them in a bowl with the sugar. Let them sit at room temperature for about 1 hour, stirring once or twice during this time.

2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, any accumulated juices and shallots. Cook, stirring frequently for 12-15 minutes, or until the jam is thick, glossy and the tomatoes are almost broken down.

3. Stir in remaining jam ingredients and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

4. Once cooled, the tomato & shallot jam can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 7-10 days. This recipe makes enough jam for 6-8 burgers.

5. For the burgers, pre-heat grill to high.

6. Add ground beef, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil and about 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper to a medium bowl. Using your hands, combine the ingredients together, being careful not to over mix. Form the mixture into 3 or 4 patties, depending on your preferred burger size. Sprinkle the tops of the patties with additional black pepper.

7. Add burger patties to the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. During the last minute, add one slice of Castello® Burger Blue to each burger. You can also add hamburger buns to the grill at this time for a lightly toasted effect. Remove burgers and buns from the grill.

8. Spread some tomato & shallot jam onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top with lettuce, burger patties, French fries (if desired) and the top half of the hamburger bun.