Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gorgonzola Burgers


Isn't Gorgonzola grand? Honestly, it just might be my favorite cheese, of course, name any other cheese, and you're likely to get the exact same sentiments!

I loved these burgers, they were so juicy and full of flavor, just look at all of those chunks of Gorgonzola!


On my bun, rather then mayo, I spread a nice layer of avocado on each side. A little salt and pepper, a little more Gorgonzola for good measure, and VOILA! Of course, a nice slice of tomato and red onion would have been magical too, but someone (me) was too lazy to fetch them at the market. Fortunately this will not be the last time I make these burgers!


Gorgonzola Burgers

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef (I like to use lean, but any fat percentage would be fine)
2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 cup crumbled Gorganzola cheese, and extra to sprinkle on top
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns
avocado
red onion
tomato

Directions

Combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, cheese, garlic and salt and pepper until completely combined (just dig in with your hands, don't be shy). Shape into four equally sized patties. With these particular burgers I liked it grilled well done, so that the meat is cooked through and cheese is melty. Place in bun, add condiments, most importantly your extra Gorganzola! Enjoy!

27 comments:

the ungourmet said...

I do love Gorgonzola! I don't often buy specialty cheeses since they cost more. I did buy some Havarti the other day and I was in heaven. Cheddar gets so boring!

Yummy burgers!

Jenn said...

I need to buy me some gorgonzola! It's been a while since I've had some of it. Got any more of those burgers? =)

Emaline said...

You sold me on gorgonzola. I am definately going to have to try this . . . we are boring and stick to less exciting cheeses! I need to branch out!

Mommy Gourmet said...

I think I want to live at our house! That looks out of this world and that potato salad...yummmm

Barbara Bakes said...

I've been seeing some delicious burgers like this one on the net lately. I really need to get creative.

Netts Nook said...

Teresa your burgers looks and sound perfect. Love all the flavor.

April Cavin said...

I've made burgers with goat cheese, but gorgonzola sounds really good!

girlichef said...

um, I'll take one, please!! Sounds amazing...love gorgonzola :D

Melody said...

I love that you spread avocado on the top. I'm going to have to branch out with my cheese selection. thanks for the inspiration.

Michele said...

You know, it's only recently that I discovered that I like Gorgonzola but only in small amounts. I definitely would be willing to give this a try!

Heidi said...

I've never had gorgonzola, but those burgers look dreamy!

Donna-FFW said...

I adore gorgonzola, what a great idea to use it for a burger..

Pam said...

I love these burgers, especially with the avocado spread on the bun. Gorgonzola is the best!

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh that is one delicious looking burger!

MaryBeth said...

I love making these burgers too, when I do it I also mix in some cooked bacon. They look fabulous sitting next to the beautiful corn!!

Maria said...

Great cheese choice!

Sara said...

Yum, these look great! I've been very into burgers lately, making them at least once a week. These are definitely going on the "to-try" list.

Reeni♥ said...

I love gorgonzola!! These looks really good with that avocado, just the way I like my burgers!

Rachel said...

Your burger looks delicious...I don't know that I've ever tried gorgonzola?!?

Debbie said...

Those burgers looks so juicy and tasty. I'm making burgers tonight and wish I had avocado and gorgonzola.....

Ingrid said...

Yes, love the gorgonzola! I'll take one, hold the burger! :)

Sorry, I haven't been around to read and comment.
~ingrid

Aggie said...

Oh gorgonzola is SO grand!! Love it! And what I really love is how you stuffed it in those burgers AND spread that avocado on the bunsh....wow. That looks awesome! Thanks for the kind comment on my post!

burpandslurp said...

gorgonzola is one of my fav, too! so is blue. and goat's cheese...and feta...and...ok, I love all cheeses. but hey, how can anybody not?!

Rachel said...

I have an award waiting for you on my blog :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is making my mouth water.

hkydiva said...

I'm not a big fan of gorgonzola but melt it in a burger or in pasta and I like it a lot!

Lynn said...

Mmmm mmmm. Wish I had this recipe a couple weeks ago, when I was trying to get through my big ol' hunk of Gorgonzola. I posted a bunch of recipes I did try, though. Best one was a blue cheese sauce that goes over steak or baked potatoes. I'm printing your burger recipe out, so I'll be ready next time! Thanks for sharing.