Monday, September 13, 2010
Jalapeno Blue Cheese Burgers with Bacon & Swiss
I was craving a good homemade burger cooked by my grill master husband on his Weber grill. To close him on the deal of dragging the Weber out of the garage and firing it up, I decided to make a very flavorful burger he couldn't turn down. He grilled some hot dogs for our girls since these burgers aren't exactly kid friendly with the jalapenos and blue cheese. Everything was delicious! I made a Party Pasta Salad to go with our burgers and hot dogs as seen here on my blog.
After dinner, we watched our Dallas Cowboys gets spanked by the Washington Redskins. What's up with that!?! Next weekend is my youngest daughters' 3rd birthday. My husband and I will be smoking a beef brisket. I will find some new sides to try, and hopefully they will be post worthy.
1 lb 85/15 ground beef
2-3 fresh jalapenos, finely diced
2 Tbsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp A-1 steak sauce, or your favorite
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
blue cheese crumbles
sliced bacon, cooked
sliced swiss cheese
Prepare your Weber grill and get it really hot. It's ready when you can only hold your hand 4 inches above the fire for 2 seconds before pulling away.
In a large bowl, add the ground beef, jalapenos, soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Mix with your hands until combined. Divide the mixture into 4 pieces if you want 1/2 lb burgers, or 8 pieces if you want 1/4 pound burgers. Form patties and place on a baking sheet. On half of the patties, press the center in to make a well, and add some blue cheese crumbles. Place another patty on top and seal the edges with your hands. Set aside if your grill is almost ready, or place in the refrigerator if it's still getting HOT.
When your grill is ready, place the burgers in the middle of the grill over the direct heat. Cook until both sides are almost cooked to your preferred doneness. During the last minute of cooking time, add the bacon strips and top with swiss cheese. The burgers are done when the cheese is melted. Serve on toasted buns. Now that's a big delicious burger!!! Enjoy!
First side grilling with hot dogs on indirect heat