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Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers Two Ways

Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers Two Ways
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The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

Have you every tried Heinen’s juicy gourmet burgers? They’re available year-round in Heinen’s Meat Department and prepared in-store by Heinen’s butchers using the freshest ingredients.

2 Heinen's Gourmet Burger patties on a tray

Each variety is pre-seasoned, stuffed and flavored, so all you have to do is toss them on the grill or stovetop and enjoy. It’s no surprise these burgers are a huge hit with customers, so much so that they’re one of the few products included in Heinen’s Fan Favorites product collection!

While they’re delicious all on their own with classic toppings, any of Heinen’s gourmet patties can be easily elevated into a restaurant-worthy burger with a few special ingredients. Here are two easy ways to jazz up Heinen’s steakhouse and Two Brothers seasoned burgers.

Elevated Cheeseburger and Breakfast-for-dinner Burger on plates

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • They Use High Quality Ingredients. Heinen’s gourmet burgers are made using Heinen’s CARE Certified beef or chicken and they’re flavored with high quality seasoning blends and ingredients. You can feel good knowing these burgers are prepared fresh in-store using the best ingredients available.
  • They Require Minimal Prep. Heinen’s gourmet burgers come seasoned, shaped and ready to cook. The hardest part is deciding how to top them! These recipe ideas will get you started, but the possibilities are endless.
  • They’re Elevated with Ease. These gourmet burgers rival any restaurant burger all on their own, but a few additional flavorful toppings takes them to the next level! These toppings, like Heinen’s Jarlsberg cheese spread, cage free eggs and fresh arugula also require little-to-no prep.

Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers Two Ways

Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers Two Ways


For the Elevated Cheeseburger

  • Heinen’s gourmet steakhouse burgers
  • Heinen’s Jarlsberg cheese spread
  • Caramelized onions
  • Heinen’s soft pretzel buns, toasted
  • Beef jus (see below)

For the Beef Jus

  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine
  • 1 ½ cups Heinen’s beef broth
  • ¼ tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Heinen’s onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, to taste

For the Breakfast-for-Dinner Burger

  • Heinen’s Two Brothers seasoned burger
  • Heinen’s sesame bagels, halved and lightly toasted
  • Heinen’s arugula
  • Sliced tomato
  • Heinen’s cage free eggs


For the Elevated Cheeseburger

  1. Cook or grill the burgers to your liking.
  2. Before removing from the pan or grill, top each burger with a heaping spoonful of Jarlsberg cheese spread and allow it to melt for a minute.
  3. Serve the burgers on pretzel buns topped with caramelized onions and beef jus.

For an Easy Beef Jus

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until combined.
  2. Add the red wine and continue to whisk for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broth, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk well and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until the mixture slightly thickens. Season with salt to taste.


Elevated Cheeseburger on a plate


For the Breakfast-for-Dinner Burger:

  1. Cook or grill the burgers to your liking.
  2. Cook the eggs to your liking, preparing them sunny-side up, over-easy or poached to ensure a jammy yolk center. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Serve the burgers on bagels topped with arugula, sliced tomato and the cooked egg.


Breakfast-for-Dinner Burger on a plate

Carolyn Hodges

By Carolyn Hodges

Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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