Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger

What’s more fun and universally crowd pleasing than a cheese-stuffed burger?! The great American burger just got a little juicier and just got stuffed, with blue cheese that is.  Take this burger to your next outdoor barbecue and get your crunch on.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Zuchini Fries

Serves 4

1 pound ground beef

3 tablespoons minced chives

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 brioche buns


dijon mustard

romaine lettuce

roasted red pepper

In a large bowl, mix ground beef, chives, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin.  Divide into 4 even balls.  Take 1 ball and divide in half.  Stuff with 1/4 of blue cheese crumbles in the hollow of 1 of the halves and top with the other half and seal edges to finish.  Repeat on 3 remaining burgers.  In a large saute pan over high heat, add olive oil and then sear burgers about 2-3 minutes per side and cover pan for 1 minute off heat to steam and fully melt cheese.

To assemble your burgers, coat your brioche buns with mayonnaise and dijon mustard and top with romaine, roasted red pepper, and blue cheese stuffed burgers.  Serve your burger with zucchini fries and cilantro yogurt dip.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Fries

I’m a girl who loves a good potato-don’t get me wrong.  But sometimes its fun to change things up.

2 zuchini

2 yellow squash

canola oil for pan frying

2 eggs

2 tablespoons warm water

3 cups panko crumbs

salt and freshly ground pepper

Cut your zuchini and yellow squash into thin matchsticks.  In a large saute pan, add enough canola oil to a depth of 1 inch.  Bring oil up to frying temperature, 350F.  In a large bowl crack eggs and whisk with water.  In another bowl, add your panko crumbs.  Wet your veggie matchsticks in egg wash and then dredge in panko.  Fry zuchini and yellow squash 2-3 minutes per side and then move to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt and pepper.

Yogurt Dip

This dip also makes a great salad dressing or can be served with crudite.

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

salt and freshly ground pepper

Mix ingredients in a Cuisinart and pulse until smooth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with your blue cheese stuffed burger and zucchini fries.  Viola, dinner is served!


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