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Best Burger Recipes: How To Make Gorgonzola Cheese Burgers

Updated on February 27, 2011

Best Burger Recipes: Gorgonzola Cheeseburger Recipe

Some of the best burger recipes are those made with cheese. Instead of a traditional cheeseburger, you end up with a burger using different kinds of cheeses when they are put together.  The taste can turn an ordinary burger into a WOW burger!

Check out my best burger recipes using Gorgonzola cheese and see if you don't agree.

The recipe here is for a burger using Gorgonzola cheese but the possibilities are endless in creating new and exciting hamburgers that everyone will rave about.

And if that isn't enough, follow my tip below to take this burger recipe to a new level and use it to create a meatloaf.

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Recipe for Burgers with Gorgonzola Cheese

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound leanest ground beef
  • 1/8 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • Salt and pepper to taste



METHOD

  1. Use thawed ground meat.
  2. Combine all the ingredients.
  3. Form patties of desired size.
  4. Grill, broil or fry to desired doneness.

VARIATIONS ON A BURGER

As you can imagine, there are many different additions and substitutions that you can do to this recipe and here are just some of the ways I've revamped the recipe.

MEAT SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Substitute ground chicken or ground turkey
  • Use ground salmon or other fish that holds together well
  • Substitute textured protein or veggie burger mix for the beef
  • Use goat meat
  • Substitute ground buffalo
  • Use ground deer meat or elk meat

CHEESE SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Use goat crumbled goat cheese
  • Substitute blue cheese
  • Use feta cheese
  • Try any other cheese that crumbles and will mix well

SPINACH SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Arugula
  • Chicory
  • Mustard Greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Kale
  • Dandelion greens
  • Collard greens

KALAMATA OLIVE SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Other Greek olives
  • Spanish olives
  • Mission olives (though these have relatively little taste)

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Gorgonzola Burger Turned Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound leanest ground beef (thawed)
  • 1/8 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 large beaten egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs, oatmeal or Panko crumbs
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Use Greek yogurt to get mixture to desired consistency if more moisture needed
  • Chopped mushrooms for topping (optional)
  • 1 medium-sized can stewed or diced tomatoes (optional)

METHOD

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a loaf pan 9 x 5 x 3 with cooking spray.
  3. Combine all the ingredients.
  4. Use a bit of Greek yogurt if mixture is too dry.
  5. Pat mixture into loaf pan.
  6. Bake as is or using a fork, grab out diced tomatoes from 1 medium sized can and arrange atop the meatloaf. Poke a few holes in the meatloaf randomly to let some of the juices drain into the meatloaf as it cooks.
  7. TIP: Don't pour the whole can over the meatloaf as it will turn out too soggy.
  8. OR if you don't happen to like tomatoes on your meatloaf, arrange fresh sliced mushrooms atop the meatloaf and drizzle with a bit of beef broth, vegetable broth or even a mixture of mushroom soup with milk to make a mushroom sauce topping.
  9. Cover meatloaf with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.
  10. TIP: To conserve on energy, bake potatoes and acorn squash or butternut squash at the same time (wrapped in foil or in separate baking pan).

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Buffalo Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Lamb and Goat Cheese Burgers

Best Burger Recipes: Gorgonzola Cheese Burger Recipe

As you can see, there are many options with this simple recipe. Likewise, you can grill, broil or fry these burgers up on the grill outdoors, a George Foreman grill or even make them into mini burgers or sliders.

Have fun with the burger part of the recipe but for an interesting variation on traditional meatloaf, give the meatloaf recipe a try. I decided one night when it was pouring rain to just mix the ingredients together and see how they fared as a meatloaf and it was a delicious change to my usual recipes.

Hoping you enjoy a great burger recipe no matter how you mix it up!

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Me, too - put bacon on it and it has to 'sizzle', eh? Thanks for stopping by Alexandra!

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      SilverGenes 

      7 years ago

      These look and sound absolutely delicious! And with bacon, too! Well right there you had me. I would eat any kind of burger if it has bacon LOL. I haven't tried gorgonzola yet but just might do that now. Rated UP! :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Darski - Thanks so much for your support as always and glad you liked the recipe. I try to I try as Mick Jagger sings but I can't seem to quit doing recipes from time to time!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Hello my adorable friend, yum another great meal right here at my finger tips. A burger no less is the best and with each day you never fail to surprise and inspire all of us. Love you, your fan and friend...thumbs up girlfriend...

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Crewman - it is sink or swim unfortunately...I come from a long line of 'burger people' and though they are not my personal favorites, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em or in my case - make them! Bob is a burger guy no matter what so that makes it easy I guess to come up with recipes! Hope you like them as well as he does!!!

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      Crewman6 

      7 years ago

      Wow, now your speaking my language - I love burgers! Monique and I just had burgers from 5 Guys a few days ago, these look every bit as good. Can't wait to try them!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Dim - Does that mean you are a man led by your stomach? I have one of those at home....I can get him to do almost anything with my cooking. Sad but true. It used to be that I could sashay and get him to do my bidding but now it takes food! Oh well, it's a sacrifice I must make!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Dream on - Thanks for stopping by and I love pickles on my burgers, too - especially those neat slices they have now!

      Laurel - Thanks for the read. I prefer blue cheese but Bob likes Gorgonzola so I go back and forth with the cheeses!

      Lela - Too funny about aligning their yummy particles...I always pretend that the meat in the supermarket died of 'natural causes' - I know - I should be truly blond.

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      De Greek 

      7 years ago from UK

      One of these for me and you become short of a follower :-)))

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      HH - Thanks for the kudos but it is always up and down - one minute 100, the next I'm gone again but it is thrilling while it lasts!! Glad you like the recipes.

      Mysterious - Good deal and hope you enjoy the burgers.

      Katie - Thanks for the read and I have to know how to make delicious burgers because my husband is a burgerholic!

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      What beautiful mouth watering burgers. Burgers are no doubt a huge favorite world wide. I'm sharing this as I know everyone loves a good burger. Thanks :)

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Congratulation for reaching a 100. Well done. Thank you for all these burger recipes. Will try.

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      Lela 

      7 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Blue cheese for me. Or Muenster. Mostly I like burgers without cheese. I do love the buffalo burgers I used to get in Colorado. Very tasty meat. Thank you to all the animals that die every day to feed us! Goats especially. They are cute.

      If I had to kill the meat, I would only eat shrimp and lobster and conch. They just don't have a drop of personality, while some four legged animals are just too good for their own good.

      Ok, once the meat is dead and properly wrapped and tagged, it's fair game. I strongly believe in the re-assembly of their yummy atoms.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I admit I've never tried gorgonzola! I'm going to bookmark this and try it soon-thanks for the recipes.

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      I will have to try it.I have to have lots of pickles on my burgers.I like them a little less lean. I think they give the meat more flavor.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      I'm sorry to have offended your sensibilities and your digestabilities while I was at it BJ. It is a lean meat but I'm with you - I felt terrible just trying it once. I told Bob he would have to try and get my 'goat' in other ways.

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Beef burgers and turkey burgers rule the day.

      But goat burgers? No, sir. No how. No way!

      Thanks, ak, for the mouth-watering, saliva-dripping recipes tonight.

      But thinking of those sweet lil goats being sacrificed has ruined my appetite. :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Hey, Ken - now I'M starving for a burger and Bob isn't here to man the grill! Dang!! I have to admit writing this up has made me very hungry for a burger.

      Love buffalo burgers myself although I didn't think I could get around on eating the things but surprisingly the meat is very good! I wasn't keen on the goat meat though...I think it had to do with me thinking about little goats running around and it made me kinda sick!

      Thanks for the read...and have a burger for me too!

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      I've never seen such a great combination of burgers. My mouth is watering so much I have to go fire up the grill and get those burgers grilling. I love thick burgers, especially Bison burgers. Topped with cheese and sliced bacon and tomato slices and sometimes a pickle.

      Mayonaise and dijon mustard. Yummy...sorry I have to run the burgers are ready:0))) tasty I did a chicken dance all over your buttons, even your tasty one, he he

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