Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blue cheese Burger

These burgers are SO good and can be made with any kind of meat you want to use:  I've tried them with ground chicken, turkey & pork.  YUM. 

Here is what you need:  1lb of ground meat, bread crumbs, grated onion, carrot & garlic, hot sauce and Worcestershire.

I use a handheld grater and grate about 1/4 an onion several garlic cloves and about half a carrot into bowl over the meat.  Then add several dashes of hot sauce (you can tell, I like A LOT) and Worcestershire & salt & pepper to taste, to mixture and combine with your hands. 

Cover the meat mixture with a layer of panko breadcrumbs, cover with plastic wrap and let mixture sit in fridge for an hour, or longer, if you have the time.  Once the meat has chilled, combine so that the breadcrumbs are distributed throughout the meat mixture.  Separate meat into 8 even amounts.  I quarter the mixture and then make 2 patties out of each. 

Put a heaping tablespoon of crumbled blue cheese onto 4 of the patties.  Place the remaining patties (the lids) onto the (the bottoms) and seal the edges so the cheese doesn't ooze out. 

Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15 mins at 400.  I doused mine with buffalo sauce before (cause I can't leave well enough alone) then flip them douse with more sauce and cook another 15 mins.  Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5-10 mins before serving.  I eat these on toasted hamburger buns, on sandwich bread, in a pita pocket.  Or leave off the bread all together and just have with a salad, great low carb option!  ENJOY!