05 August 2010

adventures in gorgonzola part 1

We had extra gorgonzola and cream cheese from the dip earlier this week, so I wanted to find something to do with it. I settled on barbecue bleu cheese burgers.

1 lb ground beef
1/4 c barbecue sauce
3 oz gorgonzola, crumbled
4 oz cream cheese, softened
salt+pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and gorgonzola until smooth and creamy. Pop it in the microwave if it's still too hard to combine.

In a separate bowl, work together ground beef, salt+pepper, and barbecue sauce until thoroughly combined.

Divide the meat into four equal parts and then take one part at a time and divide that in half and create little balls

Smush these balls into patty-like things

Smear ~1.5 T of the cheese mixture in the center (being careful to leave a generous border) of one of the patties and then place the other on top and seal closed.

Grill and nom... and then contemplate about what you're going to do with the remaining cheese mixture. My first thought was cheese + spoon, but the crushing reality of lactose intolerance make me quickly abandon that idea. My second idea was jalapeno poppers, but that's a post for another day.

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