WITH National Burger Day on Thursday, August 22 fast approaching, Bord Bia has created a mouth-watering range of succulent, Irish beef burger recipes that cater to all tastes and are ideal for any upcoming summer BBQs.

Irish Beef Steak Burgers with Sticky Onion Marmalade

Serves 4


For the steak burger:

700g 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


1. To make the burgers, place the minced Irish 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.

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.

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.

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.