Lb of Ground Beef
Bleu Cheese Crumbles (cup)
3 tbls of barbecue sauce
2 tbs of soy sauce
crushed black pepper
Seasoned bread crumbs (2 tbls)
Dice the shallots (amount according to preference...I used about a nickel sized amount of diced shallot per burger)* I call it putting my 5 cents in...get it? Yeah, I know ya do)...
Add ground beef, shallots, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, garlic, seasoned bread crumbs to a medium sized bowl. Mix your beef with your hands. Remove leaves from the sprig of Rosemary and dice them. Add the Rosemary to the mixture, distributing evenly. Add crushed pepper (according to your preference).
In batches, sprinkle some Bleu cheese crumbles and using your hands fold them in to the mixture; add some more and then fold them in. The idea is to equally distribute the crumbles throughout the meat mixture. Keep some of the Bleu cheese to the side to be used to sprinkle on top of the burger when they're served.
Grill or pan fry your burgers to your desired degree of wellness. Serve on a bun sprinkled with Bleu Cheese dressing and with your favorite barbecue sauce in lieu of ketchup.
* Makes 3 big burgers; 5-6 sm burgers.
My comments: AWESOME! Because of the cheese there is a need for serious cooking but it makes for a juicy burger. I didn't have time to put this recipe on the grill but I would definitely be interested in putting them on the grill with this same recipe. I think the product would be actually better. As it was I cooked my burger in a medium skillet and I missed my preferred fire-kissed burger coating ya can only get from the grill. Some people might be inclined to added diced garlic, and this is an option I would also consider. I didn't add my usual egg to this recipe, but I honestly think this would also be something to try.
Perhaps this is not the healthiest thing on the menu, but everybody deserves a decadent burger every so often...some more than others...