August 1, 2008

Yummy blue cheese burgers...

Barefoot Contessa recipe:

2 pounds ground chuck
1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup steak sauce (recommended: Crosse and Blackwell)
3 extra-large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 to 10 hamburger buns 8 ounces blue cheese, sliced (recommended: Danish Blue)
Arugula and sliced tomatoes, for serving, optional
Onions & sugar (to carmelize for topping)

Mix the meats, bread crumbs, steak sauce, eggs, salt, and pepper with the tines of a fork, but do not mash them. Lightly form hamburger patties and press lightly into shape. Prepare a charcoal or a stove-top grill. Cook the hamburgers for 4 minutes on 1 side, then turn and cook 3 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the buns, and cook and carmelize onions. Dress the burgers with anything you desire and serve.

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