Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Happy 4th of July!

Time to celebrate America's independence.  How will you celebrate?  Do you have a big BBQ out back, go to someone house with some potluck food?  Have a great pool party, or just stay low key and watch some fireworks?

The 4th of July has always been special to my family.  Growing up we had neighborhood parades that I proudly participated in, my bike all decked out in flags, and red, white, and blue streamers.  So many memories!  Then we would always have a great afternoon grilling and eating great food, followed by going to the local firework display.  A long and super fun day!

These days, I sill like to celebrate.  Although I don't decorate my bike anymore (hehe!) I do love to break out all the patriotic dishes, and decorations and make piles of food!

Grilling on this holiday means "All American" food to us.  Hambugers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, and grilled corn all fit the bill.  So with that in mind I decided to make you a burger.  Not just any 'ole burger, but a stuffed burger.  Stuffed with Blue Cheese!  Oh my!  This is such a great combination for a burger.  I'm usually a purist with them, but not this combination.  It is excellent!  Truly!

Stuffed burgers are everywhere now on the internet.  They are easy to do.  You just make take the amount of meat that you would make in 1 whole burger and split in it half to form two thin patties, of the same size.  Place your stuffing ingredients, in this case Blue Cheese, on the bottom pattie, and top with the other one.  Crimp the edges to make a tight seal and your done!  A stuffed burger.  That's all there is to it, but the payoff is amazing.  Trust me!


Doesn't this look good?  Cheesy gooeyness!

So get out all your holiday decorations....

Try my Land of the Free Lemonade...

Try some killer side dishes

AND....have a Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger!

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

serves 4

1 lb ground sirloin
salt & pepper
1/2 c crumbled blue cheese

Divide ground sirloin into 4 sections.  Take each section and form to equal sized patties.  Place 2-3 tablespoons of blue cheese crumbles and place it on one of the patties.  Top with the other pattie crimping edges to seal.

Cook on a preheated grill over medium heat.  Cook for 8 minutes total turning once halfway through.  Serve on toasted buns with your favorite burger toppings.

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