Cooking On A Budget: Bleu Cheese Burgers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bleu Cheese Burgers

Yum


If you haven't made my home made bleu cheese dressing the link to the recipe is here in the recipe list. It's a really, really good recipe; but if you need to take a short cut pick up a bottle of your favorite chunky bleu cheese dressing and use that instead.

“Somebody get me a cheeseburger!”
Steve Miller Band

I'll do better than that Steve Miller Band, I'll make you a Bleu Cheese Burger and you're gonna love it!

The flavor from the bleu cheese coupled with the caramelized red onions and sitting in between two layers of a toasty English muffin makes for one heck of a tasty burger. An out of the everyday you know kind of burger. It's not a novel idea I know - but it's a good one to make for that once in a while I need something different for a burger fix.
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium red onion
  • bleu cheese dressing
  • English muffins
  • iceberg lettuce
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the bleu cheese dressing. Follow the link to the recipe and print it out. It's a winner of a home made dressing. This can be done a day or more in advance as the dressing lasts in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
  2. Form three patties from the ground beef. Salt and pepper both sides to taste.
  3. Slice the red onion. In a skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter and add in the onion slices. Sprinkle the sugar over the top and cook on medium low, stirring occasionally until the onions are softened and caramelized. This takes a good 20 minutes or so. When they are finished transfer them to a waiting plate or bowl.
  4. While your burger patties are grilling or frying to your liking, i.e. medium, well done, medium rare, toast your English Muffins.
  5. Assemble the cooked burgers with the bleu cheese dressing on the bottom slice of the muffin, a leaf of lettuce folded to fit, a slice of tomato, the burger and some more blue cheese dressing on top of the burger. Finish the assembly with some of the caramelized red onions and with the top of the muffin.







We had a surprise guest who joined our burger feast and he exclaimed, "Boy, you make the best burgers." Made me a happy cook.

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