Red, White and Blue Burger

Posted by francis keyser Thursday, July 30, 2009
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15-20 min.
Cook Time: 15-20 min.
Difficulty: 1

I wanted to make a July 4Th celebration themed burger using the United States flag's colors. I thought how can I make a burger red? Chorizo! What can be blue? Blue cheese! What is white? Mayonnaise or some White Cheddar cheese? Hmm, more Cheese and some white onion! I did forgot to take the blue cheese dressing to the BBQ so we were only able to use mustard, mayo and ketchup on them. The next day at home I had one with the blue cheese dressing and it really seems that the flavors of blue cheese and chorizo were meant to be paired and I do not know why I have never seen them paired. If you like both chorizo and blue cheese I highly suggest trying this burger. We are definitely having these again!

Ingredients:
Burger3/4 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Beef Chorizo
1 egg
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (finely diced)
1/2 jalapeno (finely chopped)
1/4 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Mezcal
2 pinches of paprika
1 pinch Chile powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Fixings
blue cheese dressing
4 white Cheddar (or regular Cheddar used to color up photo)
4 Kaiser rolls (toasted and cut in half)
creole mustard (brown mustard can be substituted)
1 small sweet onion (Juliane and sauteed)
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat grill to medium high.

In a medium bowl mix together all burger ingredients by hand. Form 4 evenly sized patties and lay patties on lower rack of grill directly over flame and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip burgers and cook another 4-5 minutes or until desired doneness.

While burgers are cooking heat olive oil over medium high heat in a small skillet. Saute onions in olive oil till translucent (5-7 minutes.)

Remove burgers from grill and let sit 2-3 minutes. (Place buns on upper rack of grill the last 2-3 minutes in order to toast.)

On bottom bun spread a little mustard then lay some sauteed onion strips. Place your cheese slice over onions and warm till cheese melts. Lay burger on top of cheese and drizzle with blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!

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