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Blues Burgers Recipe

Blues Burgers Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 552 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,128 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.