Herbed burgers with blue cheese mayo

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PREP TIME

8 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Herbed burgers with blue cheese mayo

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp chives or green onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns , optional
  • 4 leaves of lettuce

Instructions

  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. In a small bowl, stir mayonnaise with blue cheese and chives. Slice tomatoes into thick rounds or in half. Brush with oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg with Dijon, thyme, salt and pepper. Crumble in beef. Using a fork or your hands, gently mix. Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each.
  • Place burgers and tomatoes on grill. Barbecue, covered, until burgers are firm when pressed and well done, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Tomatoes will only need 1 to 2 minutes per side. To serve on buns, place a lettuce leaf on bottom half of bun. Add burger and a dollop of blue cheese mayo. Serve tomatoes on the side. Great with a spinach salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 337,
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 546 mg.

Beef and blue cheese is a favourite combo of our food editor Monda Rosenberg. This is one of her weekday barbecue staples.

Indoor Sizzle

No barbecue? No worries. Prepare burgers as above, then lightly coat a large frying pan with oil. Set over medium heat. Add burgers and cook, covered, 6 to 8 minutes per side. If they’re browning too quickly, reduce heat. After removing burgers from pan, add tomatoes and just heat through, if you wish.