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Roasted Pepper, Zesty Horseradish, and Blue Cheese Hamburger - Recipe with Pictures
This burger should be considered an All-American Burger with it's patriotic red, white, and blue theme and a delicious combination of tastes that will satisfy your taste buds!
A delectable combination of roasted red peppers, zesty horseradish, and the robust taste of blue (bleu) cheese are combined together, with a few other creamy ingredients, to top your favorite burger in a way that only this combination can.
If you decide you want a little more zing, increase the amount of horseradish to your own taste!
So, turn on your broiler and start heating up your grill and get ready for a flavorful burger that is perfect for 4th of July grilling or anytime!
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- 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef (80 percent lean), or Ground Turkey
- 4 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- Garlic Powder
- 2 tablespoons Sour Cream, heaping
- 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise, heaping
- 2 tablespoons Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 3 to 4 tablespoons Red Bell Pepper, roasted, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon Prepared Horseradish, drained (not Horseradish Sauce)
- 1 tablespoon Cilantro, finely chopped
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper, freshly ground
- 4 Hamburger Buns, split and toasted (if desired)
- Baby Arugula, (optional)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil, (used if cooking in sauté pan)
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- Roasting the Peppers: Turn on your oven's broiler. Remove the stem from the red bell pepper then slice the pepper in half, lengthwise. Remove any seeds and any of the membrane. Place the cut sides down on a baking sheet that is lined with tin foil. Place in the oven under the broiler, cooking until the skin on top has begun to char (approximately 10-15 minutes).
- Once the skin is charred, remove the peppers from the oven. For softer peppers, wrap the peppers in the tin foil used to line the baking sheet and let them set for about 10 minutes. For firmer peppers, leave them unwrapped and allow them to set for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Once the peppers have rested, remove the charred skin. Slice the pepper into 1/2-inch strips then into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, spoon in the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish (drained), blue cheese, chopped cilantro, pinch of salt, and pepper, to taste. Mix together thoroughly with a spoon.
- To this mixture, add the 3 to 4 tablespoons of roasted red pepper pieces and gently mix together. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the burgers are ready to serve.
- Divide the ground beef into four (4) equal portions and form patties that are approximately 3/4-inch thick.
- Season the patties with the Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon each patty), garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- If Using a Grill: On a gas grill set to high or a charcoal grill that has the charcoal glowing orange, set the burgers on the grill and cook on the first side, approximately 3-4 minutes, until browned. Then, flip the burger and cook the other side approximately 4 minutes. This should produce a burger that is medium rare. Cook longer on each side, according to your own preferences.
- If Using a Sauté Pan on the Stove Top: Heat the sauté pan over medium high heat and add the oil to the pan. When the oil is heated, add the burgers and cook on the first side approximately 3-4 minutes, until browned. Then, flip the burger and cook the other side for approximately 4 minutes. This should produce a burger that is medium rare. Cook longer on each side, according to your own preferences.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: If you choose to use turkey for your burgers, be sure to cook the turkey burger completely through regardless of the method you're using to cook.
- Toast the buns, if desired, on the grill or under the broiler, just until lightly toasted.
- Ready to Serve! On the bottom half of the bun, place some of the Baby Arugula. Next, place one of the cooked hamburger patties. Top with one-fourth (1/4) of the chilled topping made earlier. Finally, add the remaining half of the bun. Enjoy!
How to Roast Red Peppers - Video
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|Serving size: 1 burger|
|Calories from Fat||369|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 41 g||63%|
|Saturated fat 15 g||75%|
|Carbohydrates 29 g||10%|
|Sugar 6 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 36 g||72%|
|Cholesterol 128 mg||43%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Nutritional information is for one complete serving, including the bun. To reduce the calories and fat intake, use leaner ground beef or ground turkey, light sour cream, and light mayonnaise. All values are approximate.