As we noted earlier, a great tangy cheese with burgers is a class combination. These blue cheese burgers are simple, easy, delicious – and really highlight the natural flavors of organic, grass fed beef. Again, perfect for picnics, and an unexpected twist to the regular burger that will sure to please your guests! Click for more unique burger alternatives.
Big Blue Cheese Burgers
Keywords: grill dinner organic beef
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 lb ground organic, grass fed beef
- 1/2 large shallot
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- salt and pepper
Get grill set to medium-high heat.
In a small bowl, mash together the shallot with the bleu cheese.
Separate the ground beef into 4 equal parts and form each part into large thin, flat patties.
Take half the bleu cheese mixture and spread on one pattie (keeping it about a quarter inch away from the edge), and take the remaining half and spread on another pattie.
Put the remaining patties on top of the patties with the bleu cheese and pinch to seal the edges together.
Carefully put burgers on grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, flip and cook another 5 to 6 minutes. You want to cook them long enough to get to the inside and melt the cheese.
Note – You can divide the beef into six segments to make three smaller burgers. You can also make ‘sliders’ by dividing the beef into eight segments to make four ‘sliders.’ The recipe above will give you two big (half pound) burgers, but you can adjust to whatever you desire.
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