Steak Burger Recipe with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce

Steak burgers with peppercorn sauce dip

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Add a posh twist to your steak burgers with our homemade peppercorn sauce dip. Packed with melting cheese and sweet red onions, this recipe is great weekend comfort food for all the family to enjoy



  • butter
  • shallots 4, finely chopped
  • sherry vinegar 1 tbsp
  • black peppercorns 2 tsp, crushed
  • beef stock 150ml
  • Worcestershire sauce a good splash
  • double cream 5 tbsp
  • steak mince 400g
  • garlic salt 1 tsp
  • oil for frying
  • emmental 4 slices
  • soft lettuce leaves
  • brioche-style burger buns 4, toasted
  • red onion slices and gherkin slices to serve


  • Step 1

    To make the peppercorn sauce, heat a large knob of butter in a frying pan and cook half the shallots until soft and golden. Add the vinegar and crushed peppercorns, turn up the heat and cook until the vinegar has almost evaporated, then tip in the stock and Worcestershire sauce, and cook until the liquid is reduced by 1/2. Add the cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Keep warm.

  • Step 2

    To make the burgers, put the mince, remaining shallots and garlic salt in a bowl. Season and mix well, then divide into four balls. Form each burger into a flat patty a bit bigger than the buns (they will shrink a little when cooking).

  • Step 3

    Heat a large, heavy frying pan to hot. Lightly oil and season the patties then sear for 2 minutes on each side. Add a slice of cheese to each then grill until the cheese has melted.

  • Step 4

    Add lettuce to each bun base. Sit a burger on top then add the onions, gherkins and bun top. Serve each burger with a small bowl of sauce for dipping.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 644
  • Fat 39.7g
  • Saturates 22g
  • Carbs 32.6g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 37g
  • Salt 1g