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Monday, February 6, 2012

Blue Cheese Burger

Incorporating blue cheese in hamburgers is becoming more and more of a trend in restaurants. Then why not try it for yourself, and while doing that, impress your family and friends! This technique will prevent the cheese from melting all over and create a flavorful and juicy burger.

To put this burger together you will need;
(6 Hamburgers)
- 1 lb of lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 package (40g) onion soup mix
- Blue cheese, your favorite kind
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 handful of mushrooms, sliced

To make the patties
1.  In a non- reactive bowl (stainless steal or glass) mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, oatmeal, egg, soy sauce, Worchestershire and onion soup mix. Mix well with your hand to get a smooth, homogenous mixture.
2. Before stuffing them with the cheese, form your patties with your meat mixture to get the amounts and sizes of patties you desire. After that, devide each patty you just made, in two and reshape each new ball of meat in a patty, essencially making a top and bottom for your patties. Lay out the bottom of the meat patties, place thin slices of your blue cheese in the center and place top piece of meat patty on top pressing lightly on the sides to seal both disks of meat.
3. While you are cooking your stuffed meat patties, you can prepare your topping simply by throwing in your prepared onion and mushrooms with some olive oil in a medium-high heated pan. Cook till golden and set aside.

The rest is simple;
Place a patty in a hamburger bun with some lettuce and place the toppings on top. If you really like blue cheese, you may also add some crumbled pieces on top of the onions and mushrooms.

Serve this burger with a simple red leaf lettuce with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts and cranberries and you'll have a tasty side that wont blow you up like fries. 

Eat well and till next time!


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