Friday, June 10, 2011

Smoky Blue Cheese Burgers

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!


Parsley Sage said...

Great looking burger! I always like to sneak feta cheese into mine before I grill them. I'll have to try those spices next time too :)

Gloria said...

amazing burger!!! I love it!! gloria

Kim - Liv Life said...

Blue cheese makes the burger! I have to say that I'm not the best burger maker, but on occasion nothing else will satisfy. This is one to remember!

Kate@Diethood said...

I love that you added the blue cheese... I bet this was fabulous!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love blue cheese, so good with a burger, especially one with such good flavors. Looks so good!

Jessa Smith said...

This looks awesome! I'll have to give it a try!


Angie's Recipes said...

Love the addition of blue cheese, which must have added extra flavours and texture to the burger.

Tammy said...

Ooooh how gorgeous! I am so hungry now!!! :)
Amazing job, Sabrina!


Muriel Miller said...

Ok WOW Sabrina! I am drooling over these burgers right now! YUMMO! Plus I tried clicking on the link in my following list of your amazing looking Peanut Butter Cake, and it wouldn't show me the recipe? I don't know what is wrong with my computer but I can't wait till I can get my hands on that recipe! It looked amazingly good!

yasmeen said...

that's a gloriously juicy-looking burger. it's wintry here and this looks like just the ticket to warm right up. great share!

Lindsey@Lindselicious said...

Sabrina this looks so good! I love blue cheese when its hidden inside of the patty. YUM!


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