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3 Burgers, 3 Meals: Easy Ways to Serve Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers

3 Burgers, 3 Meals: Easy Ways to Serve Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers
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Recipe, video and photography provided by Chef Billy Parisi.

What’s better than biting into a juicy burger? Biting into a juicy gourmet burger from Heinen’s Meat Department!

From the quality of the meat to the size of the patty to the flavorful inclusions seamlessly mixed into each variety, Heinen’s simply does burgers better! That’s why they’ve been a fan-favorite product among customers for years.

Heinen’s line of fresh-made burgers includes beef, chicken and vegetarian varieties, so there’s an option for everyone to sink their teeth into. And while burger purists will argue that they’re best enjoyed on a bun with longtime co-stars lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion, we’d challenge you to think beyond the basic bun.

Heinen's Raw Gourmet Burgers on a Cutting Board with Butcher Paper with Seasonings and Sauces

If you’re in the mood to get creative, stop into the Meat Department at your local Heinen’s and discover how to enjoy Heinen’s gourmet burgers in three delicious new ways.

  • On a Meatball Sub
  • As Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  • As a Chopped Steak
Meatball Subs and French Fries, Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Chopped Steak on a White Surface

Why You’ll Love Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers

  • They’re Made from Heinen’s CARE Certified Beef and Chicken: Coming direct to our stores from a trusted family farmers in California and Pennsylvania, Heinen’s beef and chicken are CARE Certified through Heinen’s third-party verification partner Where Food Comes From. This certification guarantees that Heinen’s beef and chicken are raised to the highest standards of quality and animal welfare.
  • They’re Hand-Mixed and Pattied In-Store: Just like an old-school butcher shop, Heinen’s trained butchers hand mix, roll and patty every gourmet burger in-store.
  • They’re Made from Chef-Inspired Recipes Using the Freshest Ingredients: All of Heinen’s gourmet burger recipes were developed by Heinen’s for Heinen’s customers to enjoy. From the meat to the seemingly endless assortment of flavor enhancers, like cheese, tomatoes, herbs and seasonings, you can trust that Heinen’s gourmet burgers are made using only the freshest ingredients.
  • There’s Many Varieties to Try: Variety is the spice of life, and the spice of mealtime! Heinen’s line of gourmet burgers are available year-round and include the signature Steakhouse Burger alongside their Bruschetta Beef Burger, Inside Out Beef Burger, Buffalo Chicken Burger, Black Bean Veggie Burger and more! Not seeing the variety you’re craving in the Meat Department at your local Heinen’s? Our butchers are happy to accommodate special orders.
  • They’re Extremely Versatile: While it’s hard to beat the classic burger on a bun, there are countless ways to elevate our gourmet burger patties! Start with the recipes below and see where your imagination takes you!

3 Burgers, 3 Meals: Easy Ways to Serve Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers

3 Burgers, 3 Meals: Easy Ways to Serve Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers


Meatball Subs

  • Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Heinen’s gourmet bruschetta beef burgers
  • Heinen’s steak rolls
  • Heinen’s marinara sauce
  • Heinen’s shredded mozzarella
  • Heinen’s hand-selected 24 month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

  • 2 Heinen’s gourmet buffalo chicken burgers
  • Heinen’s hand-selected gorgonzola cheese
  • Heinen’s brioche dinner rolls
  • Butterleaf lettuce
  • Tomatoes

Chopped Steak

  • Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Heinen’s gourmet steakhouse burgers
  • Yellow onion, sliced
  • Button mushrooms
  • Heinen’s beef stock
  • Heinen’s Daily Bites mashed potatoes


For the Meatball Subs (Serves 2)

  1. Break two Heinen’s gourmet bruschetta burgers into pieces and roll the pieces into meatballs.
  2. Over high heat, add a little olive oil to a cast iron skillet and sear the meatballs until golden brown and cooked through on all sides. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Place the steak rolls on a sheet tray and toast them lightly in the oven.
  4. Once toasted, leave the rolls on the sheet tray and spoon the marinara sauce on the inside of the rolls.
  5. Place three cooked meatballs on top of the marinara and finish with a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese and Parmigiano Reggiano.
  6. Place the sheet tray under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve with Heinen’s frozen steakhouse fries, if desired.


Meatball Subs on a White Surface with Golden French Fries


For the Buffalo Chicken Sliders (Makes 8 Sliders)

  1. Portion two of Heinen’s buffalo chicken burgers into 8 slider patties.
  2. Pan sear or grill the sliders until golden brown and cooked throughout.
  3. While still on the grill, top each slider with Heinen’s crumbled gorgonzola cheese.
  4. Remove from the grill and serve on Heinen’s brioche buns with lettuce and tomato.


Buffalo Chicken Slider on a Toasted Bun with Tomato and Lettuce


For the Chopped Steak (Serves 2)

  1. Heat some oil in a cast iron skillet.
  2. Add two Heinen’s steakhouse burgers to the pan and sear until golden brown and cooked throughout.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add sliced yellow onions and button mushrooms to the skillet. Cook over high heat until golden brown.
  4. Add Heinen’s beef stock and cook until it becomes a thick gravy.
  5. Transfer the cooked burgers to a dinner plate and top with the onion and mushroom gravy.
  6. Serve with a side of Heinen’s Daily Bites mashed potatoes.


Heinen's Steakhouse Burger on a Layer of Mashed Potatoes with an Onion and Mushroom Sauce

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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