Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

| August 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

Give your burgers a fun makeover by stuffing them with spark, creamy blue cheese. These Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers are juicy perfection.

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It was a steamy, hot day today. It was one of those days where you just don’t know what to do with yourself. The kids and I ran errands, took a walk (what was I thinking?!?) and ran through the sprinkler. Because I wanted to. Finally, we gave in and collapsed onto the couch with the air conditioner on (remember how I was boycotting the a/c this year? I still am … but we did install one unit in an unused window).

When it came to dinnertime, I didn’t want to cook. Who would? But that’s exactly why I plan our meals for the week. When the plan is laid out for you, it makes it way easier to just give in and go for it … so I did. And really, when I realized what I had planned for tonight, I couldn’t say no.

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That delicious burger above was worth every bit of heat and torment to create it. It’s just that good.

Inside this juicy burger is an oozing center of juicy, savory deliciousness. You bite into it and it spills warm juices down your chin, leaving you to lap them up wipe it away with your napkin. I first made these about two weeks ago and feel instantly in love. Since then, we’ve had them several times … they are rather addicting.

I have to give the credit for this one to Shawn, who wanted “something, some cheese to stuff the burgers with,” one day when I was heading to the store.

Coincidentally, the hamburger is a total New England food. The hamburger – a ground beef patty stuck between two slices of bread- was created right here in a little restaurant in Connecticut. The first burger was created by Louis Lassen, who ran a small lunch cart in New Haven that he called (so creatively) Louis’ Lunch.

Today, Louis’ is still run by the Lassen family and is now located in a small building on Crown Street. It’s a favorite for Michael and Jane Stern, who have written about it on their website Roadfood as well as naming it one of their picks for “20 Burgers to Eat Before It’s Too Late,” in the June issue of Gourmet. I daresay, I will be trying that little hamburger joint quite soon …

Back to my delectable burger, it’s worth every single second and bite. Try it.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
 
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Serves: serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 oz blue cheese, cut into four ½ oz slices
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into four equal-sized balls (they should be 4 oz each). One at a time flatten the ball to ¼ inch thickness. Place one ½ oz slice of blue cheese in the center and fold the ground beef in around it, like a package. Seal the edges, shape into a patty and press your thumb into the center. Repeat for the remaining three patties.
  2. Cook the burgers on a hot grill, flipping once, to desired doneness.
  3. Serve immediately on a soft bun.

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Category: Beef, cheese, dinner, grill, New England Cuisine, Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, sandwich

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. zoe p. says:

    I can vouch for it being a hot and sticky day in CT! Ugh. We hauled our two AC unit out of storage tonight.

    This sounds like a great burger! I love blue cheeses. And it’s a good way to avoid heating up the kitchen. Do you stick your thumb into the center to give the cheese an ooze exit?

    I’m curious to know what you’ll make of Louis Lunch. Not everyone has the Stern’s enthusiasm for it. Some people don’t like the meat, some people don’t like the bread, the service, the cheez, etc, etc.

    Even though it’s just a few blocks from me, I’ve only been once; the hours are erratic and the wait can be long. In fact, the one time I was there, I placed my order, waited and then had to be back at work before my burger was ready. My husband took my burger home for me and I ate it cold that night.

    And I thought it was divine!!

  2. Mangochild says:

    Fun to think that the burger was born so close to home! As a veg, I don’t eat the meat version, but that’s what inspired the veg or bean versions I love, so there you go :-)

  3. Mmm, love a good cheese-stuffed burger, particularly one with bleu cheese. Sounds like a perfect way to end the day … particularly the hot and steamy kind. I happen to have ground beef defrosting in the freezer … hmmm.

  4. patsyk says:

    That’s my kind of burger! I love that it’s stuffed with bleu cheese… YUMMMMMM!

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