You might be saying to yourself this doesn’t look like a typical Karista’s Kitchen recipe post. Well, unique it’s not, but fresh it is! Yep this was a night that dinner had to happen, but it needed to be simple. And of course delicious.
After flying home (4 1/2 hours in Charley), from a fantastic weekend trip visiting my beautiful Taylor family in San Francisco, we landed at our little airport right around dinner time. The Bennet Crew was famished.
I had some grass-fed organic ground beef in the frig, Rogue Smoky Bleu Cheese, Walla Walla sweet onions and some horsey sauce. Just needed to stop for some buns and we were good to go. And maybe a beer.
Whoo Hoo! Dinner was delightful. Warm summer breezes, a simple but delicious dinner, ice-cold beer (yes I keep mentioning that beer. I can’t help it, I really love a cold one once in a while) and a most fabulous weekend with the family. Ahhh… life just can’t get any better.
Smokey Bleu Cheese Burgers with Walla Walla Sweet Onions and Horsey Sauce
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
4 ounces Smoked Bleu Cheese, crumbled (My favorite is Rogue Smokey Bleu)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (or substitute with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt)
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 small Walla Walla Sweet onion, thin sliced (these are yummy thick sliced and grilled too!)
Romaine lettuce leaves
Your favorite Horseradish sauce
Your favorite Buns
Pre-heat the grill to 350F.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper and bleu cheese. If your hamburger mix needs a little extra help to stay formed, add in a whisked egg.
Form the hamburger patties and transfer them to a parchment lined cookie sheet. Brush lightly with a little oil to keep them from sticking to the grill.
Grill on each side for about 4-5 minutes or until done to taste. For a little help, here is a fabulous post all about perfectly grilled burgers. http://www.grillingcompanion.com/how-to-grill-hamburgers/
When the burgers are done, place them on buns and layer with horsey sauce, romaine leaves and sliced Walla Walla sweet onions. Enjoy!