Monday, July 11, 2011

Gorgonzola Stuffed Burgers

It's summer.  Everyone is looking for the perfect burger recipe for those nights when it's just too hot to turn on the stove.  Grilling out is a national obsession, and I'm the first to admit I'm hooked.  I will do just about anything to keep from heating up my kitchen in the afternoons.

I have always struggled with burgers.  I love them, but I've never been any good at making them at home.  It seems mine always turn out too dry.  I always look forward to magazine articles in the summer, because you always get ideas for a better burger.  This year, I decided to try a stuffed burger.  And since I like blue cheese, I decided to stuff my burgers with gorgonzola.

I used my standard burger recipe, but it needs work, so any suggestions are welcome!

I bought a beef chuck roast (just a small one- a little over a pound) and ground it using my kitchen aid grinder attachment.  To the freshly ground meat I added a handful of panko bread crumbs, some worcestershire sauce, some chopped garlic and salt and pepper.  I divided the mix into 8 portions, and formed each portion into a patty.  Then, I took 2 patties and put some crumbled gorgonzola between them and sealed them up.  When I was done I had 4 burgers.

I grilled the burgers, then served them with potato chips and a quinoa salad.

The flavor was great, but I'm still struggling with how to get a juicy burger.  Should I add some additional fat to the ground mix?  Stop using the bread crumbs?  Help!  I could also use some help with my food photography...yikes!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mimi: I have been adding chopped spinach, black olives, and green olives mixed in with the meat. This seems to add some moisture. I also have turned the heat way down and that seems to help significantly. Shelley

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