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6th March
2011
written by Nibblish

Blue cheese is a great addition to a gourmet burger at home, but imagine if the cheese wasn’t on top but inside…the creamy cheese leaking of the burger as you bite into it. Absolutely delicious!

Ingredients (serves 2):

300g beef, freshly minced
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 bunch coriander, finely chopped
Freshly ground pepper & sea salt flakes
2 tbsp Worcester sauce
1 egg
30g blue cheese
olive oil
2 soft bread buns

toppings
1/2 small onion, finely sliced
2 slices lettuce
1/2 tomato, finely sliced
4 cornichons or 1 large pickled gherkin, finely sliced

Sauce
2 tsp ketchup
2 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
1/2 red chili, finely chopped

Extra Toppings
1 tsp Pesto (optional)
4 slices of Gruyere cheese (optional)
1/2 avocado, mashed (optional)
2 flat mushrooms (optional)

Intructions

1. Place mince into a large mixing bowl, add the egg, chopped onion, garlic, coriander, worcester sauce. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Shape a patty with a fourth of the mixture, place half of the blue cheese on top and place another thin patty on top of filling. Press lightly to seal. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to cook.

2. Pre-heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the burgers for 3 mins on each side. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper.

3. To prepare the sauce, combine the ketchup and mayo, add the fresh chives and chili.

4. Cut the bread buns in half, spread a spoonful of sauce, slices tomatoes lettuce leaves on one side and cheese, cornichons and any other toppings on the other one. Place burger on top and serve immediately.

Make sure you choose the freshest ingredients for the best results, but don’t use lean beef as a bit of fat is better for juicy burgers!

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