RECIPE: STUFFED BLUE CHEESE BURGERS

Blue cheese and red onion on a burger have become a classic combination. Stuff the blue cheese into the center of the burger before grilling and the cheese will melt right into the meat.

 Stuff blue cheese inside the burger before grilling for these Stuffed Blue Cheese burgers.

Stuff blue cheese inside the burger before grilling for these Stuffed Blue Cheese burgers.

STUFFED BLUE CHEESE BURGERS

Skill level: Easy  

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

 2 ½  pounds 80/20 ground beef

4 ounces soft blue cheese

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

buns

2 tablespoons butter

 INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the grill or light the charcoal. I use a chimney starter so my coals are always hot when I’m ready to start grilling.  

Put the ground beef in a bowl with salt, pepper and Worcestershire. Mix together and divide the meat into 6 equal parts. Form patties but do not overwork them or make them too dense. Poke a hole in the side of each burger and place a tablespoon or so of blue cheese- about the size of a quarter- inside and seal. Drizzle the patties with olive oil and season with a bit more salt and pepper. Set aside. Slice red onion on the thick side. Brush with olive oil. Prepare the buns by slicing them in half and lightly buttering each side.

Once the grill is hot, lightly oil the grill with a brush. Grill the burgers and the onion. Cook 3 minutes on one side. Flip and cook the burgers to 155 degrees, about 3-4 minutes more. Remove to a platter; tent with foil for 5 minutes. Lightly toast the buns.  Top each bun with red onion slice, lettuce, tomato, and a slice of pickle.