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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red White and Blue Burgers


With the Fourth of July coming, what are you grilling?  How about this patriotic red, white and blue burger?  It is delicious and will serve you well during this holiday!  With its blue cheese, red wine and white onions, you can't go wrong.  
This is the grown up version, so leave out the wine on the kids burgers!  Need a great recipe for potato salad?  Here's the link to my low fat version
http://www.marysbites.com/2012/05/low-fat-potato-salad.html




Yumm!


Burger components.
In a large bowl, mix all of the above ingredients with gently with a large metal spoon. Form 4 burgers.  Heat grill to 400 degrees and place burgers on grill.  Cook for 8-10 minutes on each side.  Place remaining crumbled blue cheese evenly on top of each burger.  Cook until it begins to melt (2 minutes).  Remove burgers and set aside for five minutes.


Look how juicy and so delicious!


The Recipe:
Red White and Blue Burgers


1 lb ground beef (80/20 blend)
½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup red wine (cabernet savignon)
2 ¼ ounces of Maytag Blue Cheese crumbled
2 ¼ ounces of Maytag Blue Cheese crumbled (toping)
Crisco Olive oil cooking spray


Burgers:
In a large bowl, mix all of the above ingredients with gently with a large metal spoon. Form 4 burgers.  Heat grill to 400 degrees and place burgers on grill.  Cook for 8-10 minutes on each side.  Place remaining crumbled blue cheese evenly on top of each burger.  Cook until it begins to melt (2 minutes).  Remove burgers and set aside for five minutes.

Buns:
Spray each bun with olive oil cooking spray.  Place on grill until lightly toasted (3-4 minutes).

To assemble burger:

4 ciabatta buns (bakery style)
1 medium size ripe tomato, seeded and sliced
½ baby spinach, stems removed
Olive oil mayonnaise

Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on each bun, add 1/8 cup spinach and 1 slice of tomato to each bun.  Add 1 burger to each bun. 




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