Blue Cheese Stuffed Pesto Burger

Stuffing cheese inside a burger isn’t a new-fangled sensation. It’s been around for a while and I’ve done it a bunch of times, but now with this blog thing-a-ma-jig, why not take pictures and share it, right?

The craving for dinner was to combine a bunch of awesomeness into a burger. With that in mind, I went to work on a blue cheese stuffed pesto burger.

As you would expect, the blue cheese is the glue that holds the two patties together to make it a reality.

So let’s do some tasty math…2 patties with blue cheese plus 2 patties without blue cheese equals…

The Before - Blue Cheese Stuffed Pesto Burgers

You knew the answer didnt you? 2 big patties with blue cheese in the middle.

Visualize the blue cheese bubbling away...

I’m proud to announce that the end result was a moist, juicy burger with a great hint of warm blue cheese in each bite and the pesto was a nice touch.

Dinner is served

Recipe (makes 2 blue cheese stuffed pesto burgers)

  • Approximately 0.5 kg (1 pound) of fresh lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Danish blue cheese
  • Hamburger buns
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the beef with the pesto and season with salt and pepper. Form into 4 equals patties and sprinkle blue cheese on 2 of them.
  • Here’s where the magic happens, place a non-cheese patty on a blue cheese patty and pinch the edges to seal the cheese inside. Pinch it really well, because I thought I had and I was concerned for a while when they were cooking that they would split apart.
  • Once placed on the BBQ, grill them for slightly longer than normal since there is really one patty on either side of the cheese.
  • Grilling the bun is optional, but I will always take a grilled bun.
  • Slice it in half while it’s on a bun so you can delight in the visual before you bite into it.

Oh yea, grab some of that summer corn right now!

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1 Comment

Filed under BBQ, Blue Cheese, Blue Cheese Burger, Pesto

One response to “Blue Cheese Stuffed Pesto Burger

  1. That truly is awesomeness, and magic as well. Back when the fat didn’t count as much, I used to love making brie stuffed turkey burgers.

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