It’s not just a weekend, it’s Labor Day weekend. No more boring burgers. Go for a great, juicy, flavorful, awesome burger.
Disclaimer: This post is short. I couldn’t take the picture anymore. This is the part when I literally stopped writing about the recipe, left the computer, and got to work in the kitchen.
Let’s get to it!
Blue Cheese Burgers
Ingredients (credit: BarefootContessa.com)
- 2 pounds ground chuck
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 3 tablespoons Crosse & Blackwell steak sauce
- 6 extra-large egg yolks
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter
- 8 to 10 hamburger buns
- 8 ounces blue cheese, such as Danish Blue
- Arugula, for serving
- Sliced tomatoes, for servin
In a large bowl, carefully mix the meats, steak sauce, egg yolks, salt, and pepper with the tines of a fork, but do not mash the mixture. Lightly form hamburger patties and press lightly into shape. Press a thin slice of butter into the top of each hamburger, making sure the meat entirely encases the butter.
Prepare a charcoal or a stovetop grill and cook the hamburgers for 4 minutes on one side, turn, and cook 3 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the buns, cut side down, for 1 minute, until toasted. Place a hamburger and a slice of blue cheese in each bun, plus arugula and tomato serve hot.
The Wine Pairing
Cabernet Sauvignon: A rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice is a good match
Have a GREAT weekend!