The five key stages to barbecuing your burger

Ah, the sizzle of the grill, the mouth-watering aroma of juicy patties, and the promise of a flavour-packed feast that fills the nostrils with a day of good eating. Nothing quite beats the joy of barbecuing burgers! Whether you're a master of the flames or just starting on your culinary journey, it's time to unleash your inner grill master and create burger magic like never before.

So, grab your best ‘kiss the cook’ apron, because in this here guide, we're about to embark on a burger adventure that'll have your next barbecue guests begging for seconds.


Embrace the Burger Love 

First things first, let's talk about the cornerstone of a phenomenal burger - the patty. While you can always opt for store-bought patties, why not level up your burger game with our very own Signature Waagyu Burgers? Brought to you by the award-winning Chef Dean Banks. These puppies are truly the stuff of juicy, rich, beefy dreams.

wagyu beef burger with bacon lettuce and cheese


Sear it to Perfection

Ah, the sizzle and the sear - the hallmarks of a remarkable burger! Achieving that perfect char and grill marks can be a game-changer. 

Best Practice: The Searing Secret 

Preheat to Success: Ensure your grill is piping hot before placing the patties. A well-preheated grill ensures a mouth-watering sear without sticking.

person eating a wagyu beef burger

One Flip Wonder: Resist the urge to constantly flip the patties! Allow them to sizzle and caramelize on one side before flipping once for those all-important grill marks.


The Cheesy Meltdown

What's a burger without some gooey, melty cheese? This is where the cheesy meltdown comes into play!

Best Practices: Say Cheese!

Timing is Key: Add your cheese slice just a minute before removing the patties from the grill. Watch in awe as it melts into a gooey, savoury blanket over your burgers.

wagyu burger fresh off the barbecue

Get Cheesy with Variety: While we would always recommend to use the sharp, mature cheddar provided with our Signature Waagyu Burger Kits. That is not to say that you couldn’t swap that out and experiment with different varieties like cheddar, pepper jack, or blue cheese for a delightfully different surprise in every bite. Going a little off-piste sometimes does have its benefits. 

Top tip: if you wanna get really melty, try adding a couple slices of American cheese on there and that’ll do the trick.


Bun-tastic Brilliance

A burger is only as good as its bun, and this calls for some bun-tastic brilliance! We only use the finest artisan brioche rolls from our longstanding partners at Barnett’s Bakery in Anstruther. We have used these guys since day one, and we serve their delicious breads in all of our restaurants and at-home kits.

Best Practice: To Bun or Not to Bun?

Toasting Triumph: Before serving, lightly toast the buns on the grill for an added touch of texture and flavour.


Building the Burger Masterpiece

Now that we've mastered the patty, the sear, the cheese, and the bun, it's time to unleash our creativity and build the ultimate burger masterpiece!

Best Practice: Load Those Burgers Up 

You don’t think we’d stop with just cheese and the delicious Waagyu Burger patties, do you?

No, no, no, no. Things are just starting to get interesting. We add in some smoky streaky bacon, HaarBQ burger mayo, crispy onions and, of course, fresh baby gem. Cause, health. These delicious toppings not only add a crazy amount of delicious flavour, but the textures just make these buns POP!


Congratulations, grill master! You've just conquered the art of burger barbecue with flair and finesse. Armed with the best practices and a pinch of culinary creativity, your burger barbecues will be legendary, and your guests will be clamouring for seconds. So, next time you fire up the grill, remember these tips, and let the burger magic unfold. Get ready to savour the juiciest, most flavourful burgers you ever did grill.


You can order our Signature Waagyu Burger Kit right here. They are available for nationwide delivery, every single week. The most delicious buns you have ever tasted, right to your door. What could possibly be better?

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