Feeling Blue?

Stephan was watching a food show recently and saw a blue cheese stuffed hamburger, and asked me to try it. Since I had not seen the show, I had to wing it a bit, but it really turned out great… except I always forget how much burgers shrink when they cook. I think the next time I make burgers at home, I’ll make them the circumference of a human head, then it will hopefully fit the bun! Gosh, my buns looked huge next to the burger :p

One warning, however, when you bite into it, a bit of hot cheese *may* squirt out, and if it does… its like red hot magma…

Blue Cheese Burger Recipe

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (I prefer sirloin)
1 small onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tbsp blue cheese crumbles

1. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Shape 4 hamburger patties. Place one patty in your hand, and with a butter knife, make a slit from the side to form a pocket. Spoon in about half a tablespoon of blue cheese and seal the pocket by pressing gently.

2. Grill as you normally would a hamburger, but do not press it down while cooking, or the cheese will come out. Allow to rest and cool for 5 or so minutes before eating.

I served it with homemade sweet potato fries.

Makes 4 Servings