Before you toss the usual burgers on the grill this Fourth of July, think about how to build a better burger by stuffing the inside with cheese, sautéed mushrooms or chopped, grilled red pepper.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Makes: 4-6 servings
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
2 ounces blue cheese crumbles
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Freshly ground pepper
4 to 6 pretzel rolls or other buns, toasted
1. Mix beef and seasoning salt in a bowl. Form into 4 or 6 burgers. Combine blue cheese and butter in a small bowl; mix well. Make an indentation in middle of each burger with your thumb; fill with some blue cheese mix. Fold burger around the mix; seal well.
2. Lightly oil each patty; season with pepper. Heat grill to medium-high. Cook burgers, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve on toasted buns.
Adapted from Sam Zien’s “Just Grill This!”