Prep 25 mins
Cook 16 mins
Very flavorful burgers full of spice and the wonderful flavor of cheese. Great over the charcoal grill, although these can be made indoors at a pinch.
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 1 lb ground beef round
- 6 fresh kaiser rolls, split
- 3 -6 leaves romaine lettuce, torn
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1⁄3 lb premium blue cheese (not crumbled)
For the Blackened Spice Mix
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
For the Dressing (optional)
- 3 ounces premium blue cheese (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
- 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).
This is a MUST burger in our house. I have only grilled them so far, but this winter I'm sure they will be just as good inside. The sauce is a nice touch with the red onion lettuce and tomato. When friends hear that I am cooking them...they invite themselves over!
I made this burger for the family and it was DELICIOUS!!! So yummy and flavorful. I would make a double recipe of the sauce to use on sandwiches or left overs next time. We were planning to go out to eat at a fancy burger joint and just couldn't see spending $8 on one burger (that didn't even include fries). We stayed home and googled black and blue burgers. We were very happy we decided to just grill our own. We saved money and had left-overs for lunch! :) Great recipe!
AMAZING burger!!! My husband and I made these last summer and we are STILL talking about how delicious they were! This is the way a burger should taste! thanks for a fabulous recipe!