Beef & Blue Cheese Burger
"This is a simple recipe but the quality of the ingredients is critical. If you have any cream in the fridge, add 1 tbsp to the meat mix. It will help bind the burgers with super results"
500 g beef mince
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
olive oil, to brush
100 g creamy blue cheese
4 rashers bacon (rind removed), halved
4 hamburger buns or rolls
4 tbsp mayonnaise
4 tbsp tomato relish
salad greens (rocket and lettuce work well)
2 large tomatoes, sliced
½ avocado, thinly sliced
Place mince, onion and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix and shape into 4 patties and refrigerate.
Prior to cooking, allow patties to come to room temperature.
Heat barbecue grill plate or non-stick frying pan to a high heat. Brush patties with oil and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Place blue cheese on patties in the final minute or two of cooking. Place bacon on grill plate for 5 minutes each side, or until crispy. Set aside.
Cut buns or rolls in half, brush with olive oil and grill for 1 minute on each side.
Smear bun or roll bottoms with mayonnaise and relish. Top with salad greens, patties, tomato
slices and avocado.
Season with salt and pepper, add cooked bacon and top with toasted bun tops.
Do not keep turning the patties – once is enough.
Burgers do not need to be beef – grilled aubergine, mushroom, salmon or chicken also
make great options.
This is taking the classic cheeseburger and giving it a major shift
upwards in terms of flavour – making your next barbecue
the one everyone talks about for weeks!