Black and Blue Burgers
March 12, 2013
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"This burger is nicely spiced, but the heat of the blackened seasoning is tamed by the bleu cheese. My photo shows it done as a low carb wrap, but it is delicious as well on a kaiser roll or burger bun. Although the instructions are for the outdoor grill, which I love, they can be made in a pinch indoors on your Foreman grill or in the skillet or under the broiler."
- FOR THE BLACKENED SPICE MIX
- FOR THE DRESSING (OPTIONAL)
- Serving Size: 1 (349.5 g)
- Calories 721.5
- Total Fat - 40.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 17.4 g
- Cholesterol - 169.8 mg
- Sodium - 972.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 34.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.6 g
- Sugars - 5 g
- Protein - 54 g
- Calcium - 297.4 mg
- Iron - 7.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 14.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
You will need 1/2 pound blue cheese total (get the block type cheese, not the crumbled stuff in packages).
Prepare your dressing by crumbling 3 ounces of cheese and mixing it thoroughly with the other dressing ingredients and setting aside to chill (do not do this more than a few hours before).
Mix together your spice mix in a large shallow bowl or plate and set aside until needed.
Mix together chuck and round, then separate mixture into 1/3 pound pieces (just over 5 ounces)- you should have 6.
Divide each piece in half and form into a thin patty and place onto wax paper on whatever platter you are working with.
Take the 1/3 pound of blue cheese and cut into 6 divided sections (approximate) and place thin slices onto 6 of the patties you have formed.
Cover these patties with the remaining 6 patties and form a pinched seal around the edges, making it tight.
Pick up each patty, and gently reform the burger and pat it back out to thinness, if needed; rest them on waxed paper.
Take patties one by one and coat in the seasoning mixture, not forgetting to coat the side edges and patting them nicely flat when finished; rest on waxed paper.
Cook over heated coals or on gas grill until it is cooked through or temperature reads 160F (do not press on patties while grilling).
Allow patties to rest 10-15 minutes after cooking for cheese to settle.
Serve on split kaiser rolls (may toast them if you like) with appropriate condiments: lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and a little blue cheese dressing (instead of mayo; optional).
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.