If you want to shake things up this year, you might want to try the following recipe for Blue Cheese Burgers from Castello Blue Cheese, the leading Blue Cheese in America. My husband will surely be this burger’s biggest fan. The man loves blue cheese almost as much as I love coffee and chocolate.
When you grill hamburgers this Memorial Day (and any other day, for that matter!), remember to lightly toast your buns. Whether it’s burgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, or grilled chicken sandwiches – toasty buns make each bite extra special. It’s one of those things that you really don’t appreciate until you try it. Trust me, it’s worth the tiny bit of extra effort.
Also, when it comes to toppings, in addition to offerings of pickles, onion slices, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise, add the following into the mix for more jazz and pizazz: Sliced avocado, bacon, Castello blue cheese, horseradish, A1, Heinz 57, Chili Sauce, sauteed mushrooms, and spinach. You could also have shredded lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese on a platter with a serving of picante or mild sauce for “Taco Burgers” (a personal favorite).
Also, remember to offer Boca Burgers or Morningstar Farms burgers as alternatives to mean. The meat-eaters in my family have come to love these burgers as much as our resident vegetarian does!
The Blue Cheese Burgers, below, will kick up ANY cookout – whether it’s Memorial Day or not. They’d be excellent for tailgating, too!
Castello Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe
1 lb. ground beef round
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste
Handful fresh sage, finely chopped
6 oz. Castello-Rosenborg® Extra Creamy Danish Blue cheese
1 tablespoon oil
Few salad leaves
4 sesame burger buns
- Place the ground beef into a bowl, and then add the scallions, seasonings, and sage. Mix well together.
- Divide into 4 equal portions and the divide each portion into two, giving 8 portions of meat. Flatten each out into a burger shape.
- Place a slice of cheese on top of 4 of the burgers and top with the remaining 4, sealing with a little water. Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook over a moderate heat for approx. 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve with a little salad in a toasted bun topped with another half slice of cheese.
Tomorrow I’ll add another recipe from Castello: If you love hot Italian Sausage, garlic, and blue cheese, prepare to flip out!