I just joined up with a great group of folks from Sunday Supers. They are a bunch of culinary creatives who are on a mission to inspire people to spend more time around the family table. I love spending time around the table with my family, so this is right up my alley. This weeks topic was hamburgers and hotdogs. I chose to make a stuffed burger with Gorganzola cheese topped off with fig jam.
See what everyone else is cooking up at the bottom of the post.
Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam
I remember having quite a few backyard picnics growing up, with hamburger and hotdogs as the main event. It seems like people are not making them as much today, but I still love this menu. It’s always fun to have bunch of different toppings and let everyone choose what they like. Often my father would buy two different kinds of buns from a local bakery. One that was hard and crusty, and the other was soft and sweet like a brioche.
As I mentioned, my choice for this week’s Sunday Supper was a blue cheese burger. I really love the combination of blue cheese and figs. Something about the saltiness of the cheese, and the sweetness of the figs that make a winning combination.
You can see I just make two patties. Try to make them thin, even thinner than the ones I did here. Also, I use a fairly fatty meat at 85%, but you can use a leaner cut. I learned this from a friend when we lived in Nashville. She said you just can’t make a juicy burger with anything more than 85%.
See how fat this burger is. If you can take your time and make thinner patties it will be better in the long run, and easier to cook.
Still, I can honestly say we absolutely loved this burger. It was big enough for my husband and I to split but I would have could have eaten the whole thing.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 pound of 85% ground beef
- 1 Tablespoon of Gorgonzola cheese
- salt & pepper
- Fig Jam
- Lettuce & Tomato slices, optional
- Pat out two 1/4 pound patties very thin.
- Place the cheese evenly in the middle of one of the patties.
- Place the other patty on top of the one with cheese.
- Carefully pinch the edges together to enclosed the cheese.
- Grill on medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes on both sides.
- Coat with the fig jam and place on a bun with lettuce and tomato and serve.
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