Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gorgonzola Burgers

Every once in awhile, we get a craving for a really good burger. Burgers are a great place to experiment with flavors. You can add practically anything!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 3 to 4 burgers

1.2lb ground sirloin
1 egg
1 (heaping) teaspoon of minced garlic
1 Serrano chili, minced with seeds removed
1 Thai chili, minced with seeds removed
Worcestershire sauce
coarse sea salt
3-4 oz Gorgonzola cheese
3 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced as half rings
grapeseed oil (or olive oil)

  1. Using your hands and a large bowl, mix together ground sirloin, egg, garlic, chilies, Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Form into 3 to 4 balls. 
  2. Divide up cheese into number of patties and insert one chunk of cheese into each patty ball. Form patties all the same thickness.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of patties with a little coarse sea salt.
  4. Grill patties on low for 5-6 minutes a side for medium well to well done. 
  5. Meanwhile, place mushrooms and onions on aluminum foil, drizzle with oil and put on grill until they're at the done-ness you desire.
  6. Serve on your favorite buns with a side of grilled veggies! Careful not to burn your tongue on the hot gooey cheesy center! 
Note: In the end, we couldn't really taste the chilies. Perhaps the Gorgonzola was too big of a flavor and masked the heat? Color-wise, they added great flecks of green and red! Since our garden is producing lots of chilies, we keep trying to experiment with them....

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