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Not your Father’s Cheeseburger

With every fast food joint advertising their new bacon something or the other I’ve actually become sick of the idea of another bacon cheeseburger, no matter what you put on it. So I set to the kitchen to figure out how to make a simple burger, with a not so simple taste.

Behold: the Gorgonzola Garlic Burger

I have no clue how much of what I used, but I will do my best to give measurements.

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce, I used a Stubs BBQ sauce
1 onion chopped
1 minced glove of garlic
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
6 oz. gorgonzola cheese (one small package)
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until it all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Grab about a fist sized portion of the mixture. Roll into a ball in your hand, and than flatten. On a cooking sheet with wax paper or freezer paper on it, evenly space out your burgers.

At this point you can throw them right on the grill. I like to chill or freeze the burgers at this point just so they’re easier to put on the grill. Sometimes after you’ve blended all the ingredients, the burger has a tendency to fall apart. Chilling the burger holds it firmer together.

On the grill, use a medium heat, this isn’t going to be like your premade beef patties, you won’t always see the juices ontop and know its time to flip. The easiest method, 10 minutes on one side, 10 minutes on the other. Keep an eye on them incase the grease builds the fire up too high. Unless you like your burgers well done you could end up burning them before the 10 minutes

For added flair, take potato bread hambuger buns and toast them on the grill and put your burger on that. Serve with any side you want and enjoy.

Posted under: BBQ, Beef

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