I love a well flavored and juicy hamburger! I can't just sprinkle them with salt and pepper and grill them up. They need to be loaded with spices and melt in your mouth. These hamburgers are loaded with the smoky flavors of paprika, cumin, and bbq sauce and the crumbled blue cheese gives them a tangy twist! I topped mine simply with baby spinach and sliced tomato, but feel free to take this further with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions. If you aren't a fan of blue cheese, no worries, just omit it, the burgers are still full of flavor with out it.
Smoky Blue Cheese Burgers
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
yields 4 burgers
1 pound ground sirloin (I used 80/20 black angus sirloin)
1/2 half of a small to medium sized onion
1 tablespoon montreal steak seasonings
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Add ground beef to a large bowl. Grate onion directly into bowl so the juices collect in bowl also. Add dry seasonings, ketchup, and BBQ sauce. Mix together and then fold in the blue cheese. Mold into 4 patties. Let marinate for 30 minutes or longer. I usually prepare these burgers on my lunch hour, that way they are ready to go when I get home, and they have a chance to marinate. If you're short on time, do not worry, they will still taste great! Sprinkle the bottom and tops of patties with a little more steak seasoning and grill to desired doneness, top with your choice of fixings and enjoy!