Blue Cheese Burger
ready in 1 hr
- 21 ozs ground Beef (chuck, round or sirloin)
- 1 red chili pepper (rinsed; trimmed and finely chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)
- salt (to taste)
- freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
- 1 fresh egg (beaten)
- 4 Tbsps olive oil (plus extra for grill grate)
- 4 large onions (peeled and finely sliced)
- 4 Burger buns (split)
- 2 Tbsps melted butter
- 4 Tbsps Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp tomato Ketchup
- 1 ¾ cups Blue cheese (crumbled)
- 1 handful Watercress
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, chili pepper and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the beaten egg and thoroughly mix. Divide the ground beef into 4 portions. Pat each portion into a thick patty. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a deep skillet set over medium heat. Add the onions and slowly cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender and nicely browned. Do not burn. Set aside.
Set the grill up for direct grilling and preheat to high heat. When ready to cook brush the grill grate with oil.
Place the burgers on the hot grill grate. Grill the burgers until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium. To check for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the burger until you reach the center. The internal temperature should be at least 160º F.
Brush the hamburger buns with melted butter and toast on the grill for 30 to 45 seconds, or until golden brown.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and ketchup.
To assemble the burgers: Place sauteed onions on the bottom half of each bun, followed by the burger, blue cheese and watercress. Top with a dollop of the mayonnaise mixture or the condiment of your choice, and the top half of the bun. Serve.