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Blues Burgers Recipe
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If you like blue cheese, you'll love the flavorful surprise inside these moist hamburgers from Dee Dee Mitchell of Longmont, Colorado. "They're so filling that just a serving of tangy coleslaw on the side makes for a hearty meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 onion rolls or hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 552 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1128 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 43 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute mushrooms in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a bowl, combine the beef and seasonings just until mixed. Shape into eight thin patties. Sprinkle half of the patties with blue cheese; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  3. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 3 minutes on each side. Brush with some of the barbecue sauce. Grill 10-12 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning occasionally. Drain the mushrooms. Serve burgers on rolls topped with mushrooms. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blues Burgers in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p21

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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