Gorgonzola Grass-fed Beef Burgers

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Tonight’s dinner was pretty well-received by Jason, so I’ll go ahead and post it here. This is a tasty and easy meal to make on the quick – and I made it in the oven so it’s a bit more healthy than it would be pan fried or grilled.

Gorgonzola Burgers

  • One packet of grass-fed, 90/10 ground beef (recommended from Whole Foods)
  • 3/4 cup of gorgonzola crumbles
  • One egg
  • Three tablespoons of fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • One teaspoon of dried cilantro or italian herbs
  • Salt & pepper to preference

Directions:

  • Put ground beef in a stainless-steel mixing bowl
  • Crack the egg over the beef
  • Add gorgonzola, basil, salt and pepper, and any other preferred dried herbs
  • Hand squish until all ingredients are mixed
  • Knead into balls and set aside; prepare glass pyrex dish with natural spray olive oil
  • Put patties to your desired thickness in the dish, separated by about an inch
  • Bake on the center rack on 350 for 10 minutes; flip and bake another 10
  • Move to top rack and broil to desired doneness

Variations & notes:

  • Some of the gorgonzola will leak out, but the flavor will remain
  • Flatten the patties out for faster cooking
  • Augment with some extra cheese on top – I used pepper cheese tonight, but you can use any you like
  • Since I’m watching my carbs during the week, I served this bun-free, but if you use a bun or bread, make sure to toast it first.
  • Tonight’s side was almond-citrus broccoli – a great side for this dish

Enjoy! And if you make this recipe, please post your results here.

(photo credit and h/t: Serious Eats)

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