Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bacon Blue Goat Cheese Burger

Grilling is always a favorite past time in our family. It is also a great way to spend an hour of quality time together as a couple after work. We split up the prep duties, talk about our day, pour a drink and enjoy each others' company.

Tonights dinner was created completely on the grill, no need to heat up the kitchen.

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger
serves 4
1 1/2 lb. 80/20 ground beef or ground sirlion
8 slices good quality bacon
1/4 c. blue cheese crumbles
1/4 c. goat cheese
1 tbsp. milk
4 leaves of red leaf lettuce
4 kaiser rolls

Make 4 hamburger patties from ground beef. Salt and pepper to season. Place bacon in cast iron grill pan. Heat grill to 375 degrees, place bacon and prepared potatoes on grill, cook potatoes until browned and crispy. Approximately 15-20 minutes. Bacon will take approximately the same amount of time.

Place burgers on other side of grill, cook 4-6 minutes on each side. The burgers will be medium-rare to medium.

Mix goat cheese, blue cheese crumbles and milk together in a small bowl, set aside.

Place buttered kaiser rolls on grill the last 2-3 minutes, grill until lightly browned.

Grilled Potato Rounds
4 russet potatoes
trader joe's 21 spice seasoning
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
olive oil

Cut potatoes in 1 inch rounds, line in bottom of a cast iron fry pan. Sprinkle with seasoning, salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

To assemble
Place toasted kaiser roll on plate, put a leaf of lettuce on bottom, then burger. Top with blue goat cheese mixture. Place top on burger. Garnish with potato rounds and fresh cherry tomatoes.


Angie's Recipes said...

I categorize the burger to the junk food....but your burger...oh man oh man...packed with all the great ingredients...I would love to try one!

Chef E said...

Looks good to me, and I have it with all the works please...nice potato rounds!

Lori said...

I love all-grill meals! I've not combined blue cheese and goat cheese before. That sounds so good!

Anonymous said...

wowwww. you have won my heart. this looks incredible. let me just clean up the pool of drool off my keyboard now...

Anonymous said...

Sound incredible with both blue cheese and goat cheese, yum!!!

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Chris said...

While a carolina style burger is my all time favorite burger, a good bacon and blue is a very close second! The crispy bacon and the bite of the blue cheese....drool!

I love that you cooked everything on the grill, that's my kind of meal!

Kathleen said...

These are my favs on a hamburger!

Cocina Savant said...

These look excellent. It is making me hungry for a burger, but only if I could have some bacon on it that is. Glad to have run across your blog.

Sippity Sup said...

My kinda burger. More is more in this case. Yum. GREG

Laura in Paris said...

Wow, I could do two meals with this!

Sook said...

I love great homemade burgers. They seem to be a lot healthier than the ones you get at a restaurant. I love the addition of blue and goat cheeses! Amazing!

Erica said...

That burger looks so good! The cheese combo sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................

Fresh Local and Best said...

This burger looks amazing! I'm going to have to look up the 21 spices mix at TJ's