I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bacon Gorgonzola Burgers

A great twist on stuffed burger.  Served with some corn on the cob & a cucumber salad, makes a great summer dinner.


BACON GORGONZOLA BURGER
(serves 4-quarter pounders)

Ingredients:
*1 pound lean ground beef
*1 egg, beaten
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 garlic clove, minced
*1/2 cup onion, diced small (optional)
*1 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
*1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
*1/4 cup bacon, cooked & crumbled (use a good quality bacon)
*4 slices of provolone cheese
*4 hamburger buns

DIRECTIONS:
~In a large bowl mix lean ground beef, beaten egg, minced garlic, black pepper, salt, & cayenne pepper.
~In a separate bowl, mix gorgonzola cheese & bacon.
~Divide ground beef mixture into 8 equal pieces.
~Make 4 pieces of the divided beef mixture, into patties.
~Make a slight indentation in the middle of each of the patties.
~Divide the gorgonzola-bacon mixture evenly between the four patties.
~Make 4 patties with the remaining divided beef mixture.
~Lay them on top of the lower burger sections.
~Seal the edges securely, by pressing the top & bottom sections together.
~Oil the grill before you place burgers on grill (or broil on low in oven).
~Turn only once (cook about 5-7 minutes on each side).
~Toast hamburger buns.
~Place burger on toasted bun and top with provolone cheese.

Variation:
`substitute gorgonzola cheese with sharp cheese (or favorite cheese)
`substitute bacon with real bacon bits
`substitute provolone cheese with american cheese (or favorite cheese).
`top with a slice of tomato, lettuce, & pickles.

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