Holiday Weekend Wine Pairing: Red, White, and Blue Cheese Burgers with…

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!


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