Blue Cheese Facts
Before we give you this amazing blue cheese burger recipe, we give you a “did-you-know” fact first. Blue cheese is actually a group of cheeses that have had cultures of mold added in them. The final product will appear spotted or veined throughout with blue, or blue-grey mold. These cheeses also carry a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria. Before you close this window and say “gross”, why not try it first? This delicious blue cheese burger will definitely change your mind!
- 3 pounds lean ground beef
- 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- A pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for toppings
- 12 burger buns using our very own recipe
How to Prepare
In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, blue cheese, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Use your hands to gently mix the ingredients together until just incorporated. Remember not to over-mix. Shape into patties, about 1/2 inch thick and larger than your bun. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Prepare charcoal or gas grill for cooking over high direct heat. Using tongs and a folded up paper towel dipped in vegetable oil, oil the grill grates. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Assemble the burgers and add other toppings to suite your preferences. Finally, enjoy! Do tell us how you like it!