Quick Meals For A Busy Diva!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Burgers With Blue Cheese Mayo and Sherry Vidalia Onions

Photo Credit: Anna Williams; Styling Credit: Pam Morris

Looking for a quick and easy meal to whip together after working hard all day? Well never fret, because I have a delicious burger recipe that is out of this world! I found this recipe last year in my favorite cooking magazine, Cooking Light, and it quickly became a favorite in my home. The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn't take very long to execute. The other great thing is that it is pretty healthy, which I know is very important to many of you (and me too!). Try this burger, and I guarantee that it will become a favorite in your home as well!

In the spirit of full disclosure I must tell you that I always use ground turkey patties when making these burgers, and I always use a George Foreman grill to cook them...don't be judging! Enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise 
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided 
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco) 
- 1 pound lean ground sirloin (I use ground turkey!)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided 
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 
- 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion 
- Cooking spray 
- 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted 
- 2 cups loosely packed arugula

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup blue cheese, mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon thyme, and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir well.
  3. Divide beef into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle beef evenly with 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and salt.
  4. Brush oil evenly over both sides of onion slices; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place the patties and onions on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Set patties aside; keep warm. Place onion slices in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes; toss with remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and vinegar.
  5. Spread cut sides of buns evenly with mayonnaise mixture. Arrange 1/2 cup arugula on bottom half of each bun; top with 1 patty, 1 onion slice, and bun top.
 If you try this out, please let me know how you like it. To view this and other great recipe on the Cooking Light website, Click Here!

1 comment:

Stesha said...

Sounds like a delicious burger. I wonder if the taste will be affected much if I remove the blue cheese mayo? I'm not a fan. And I won't judge you because the George Foreman grill is my friend!

Hugs and Mocha,

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