Sunday, July 19, 2009

What's Cooking Sunday / Spicy Blue Cheeseburgers

As you can tell from the What's Cooking Recipe list here, Marble Man and I have been trying to pinch pennies and lose weight by concentrating on fish and beans as our main source of protein. Every once in a while, though, my Inner Meatasaurus rears its giant head, gnashes its teeth, and cries out for beef. Last weekend we made hamburgers stuffed with blue cheese, and they satisfied my carnivorous craving to a " T ".

Spicy Blue Cheeseburgers

serves 4

1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2-3 cloves garlic minced (or more if you like)
1 tsp paprika
1 T lemon juice
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 C rolled oats
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 C finely chopped onion
1/2 C crumbled blue cheese

In large bowl combine all the above ingredients EXCEPT the blue cheese. Form mixture into 8 equal balls. Flatten them into patties and make a well in the center of four of them. Divide the blue cheese crumbles equally and place in the wells of each patty. Top with the remaining patties and seal the edges well.

Grill or pan-fry, about 4 minutes on each side, until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is nice and melty.


TattingChic said...

That sounds good! "Meatasaurus"!!! HA ha ha ha ha! That is funny! :)

Snap said...

I love blue cheese ...yummmmmm. Meatasaurus -- yep ...sounds familiar!

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Is "T" for Tiranosaurus or for T-Bone Steak? :O)

~ Gabriela ~

LW said...

Sounds wonderful...

I think one of the best things in the world is a great hamburger…


lori vliegen said...

another great, love the blue cheese! who knew you were so culinary when your inner meatasaurus starts to gnash its little carnivore, you! :)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a yummy burger...I'll have to try that one.

rochambeau said...

Every thing I adore all in one hamburger! Sounds delish, Kate!
YUM. What's not to like?