I almost misspelled hearty as “healthy” – NOT! Ah, but remember my Dad’s wise advice: Anything in moderation is fine.
This is a great, hearty way to mix up your everyday burger recipe. The ingredients I use yield 6 thick n juicy burgers.
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
- 2 pounds ground beef (80% lean seems to work best but I’ve also used 93% lean with success)
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese (no need for the fancy stuff here, just an intensely flavored one will do)
- 4 ounces crumbled bacon (cuz EVERYTHING tastes better with bacon!)
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
Place the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so as to infuse the flavors. Form into patties of the thickness of your choosing – I like to go a little thicker so the middle will remain rare and juicy – and grill to perfection! Note: the blue cheese WILL melt and stick to your grill, so be sure you liberally oil the grates before slapping the patties on.
Great with any sort of barbeque/picnic sides, I like to serve it with my Easy Pasta Salad, which also features blue cheese as a principal ingredient. Your guests will definitely ask for seconds, so plan accordingly!