Blue Cheese Burgers

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats (we used quick-cooking oats)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ lb. extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef (we used 93% lean ground beef)
  • ½ cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese (4 oz.)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives (we just thinly sliced the chives)
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce (we used ¼ teaspoon of Frank’s RedHot Original)
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (we used kosher salt)
  • 6 leaves leaf lettuce
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 whole wheat burger buns, split

Directions

  1. Start heating up your gas or charcoal grill (we used a grill pan). Take a large bowl out and first mix together the oats and water. Afterwards, mix in the ground beef, blue cheese, chives, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, black pepper, mustard, and salt until everything’s thoroughly mixed together. Divide the mixture equally into 6 sections, shaping each section into a ¾ inch thick patty.
  2. Once your grill is at medium heat, place the patties onto the grill. Cover the grill*, letting the patties cook for somewhere between 11 to 13 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of the patty reaches 160 degrees, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.
  3. For assembly, lay a lettuce leaf followed by a slice of tomato and the patty on the bottom bun, placing the top bun over the patty and enjoy eating the burger !

*Since we were using an indoor grill pan, we didn’t have to cover the grill in order to reach the 160 degrees. Ours only took 11 minutes to reach 160 degrees, 5 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on the other side.

We were surprised that despite having ½ cup of blue cheese, we didn’t really taste the blue cheese in the patty. We did have a few bites that we could taste the cheese but otherwise we didn’t really taste it. The burger was tasty enough though that we’ll probably make it again in the future with maybe a few tweaks. I’m not a fan usually of raw tomato but mommy said the tomato slice did make the burger taste better (she did leave her tomato slice off to the side though to ensure that the bun didn’t get soggy).

Recipe source unknown.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Frank’s RedHot Original.

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