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Roasted Pepper, Zesty Horseradish, and Blue Cheese Hamburger - Recipe with Pictures

Updated on December 19, 2015
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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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5 stars from 2 ratings of Red, White, and Blue Burger

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 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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Recipe Directions

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Divide the ground beef into four (4) equal portions and form patties that are approximately 3/4-inch thick.
  6. Season the patties with the Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon each patty), garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Toast the buns, if desired, on the grill or under the broiler, just until lightly toasted.
  11. 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

Step By Step Instructions with Pictures

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In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and blue (bleu) cheese.Add to the mixture chopped cilantro.Drain the spoonful of horseradish and then add to the mixture.Take the roasted red pepper, remove the skin, and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.Add the peppers to the mixtureAdd salt and pepper, to taste.Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients with a spoon, adjusting the amount of horseradish, as desired. Cover and refrigerate until needed.Divide the ground beef into four equal portions, shape into patties, and season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on a stove top or on a grill - approximately 3-4 minutes each side for medium rare and longer, if desiredToast the bun, if desired, add an amount of Baby Arugula, top with cooked burger, and 1/4 of the pepper/horseradish/blue cheese mixture. Top with bun and serve.
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and blue (bleu) cheese.
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and blue (bleu) cheese. | Source
Add to the mixture chopped cilantro.
Add to the mixture chopped cilantro. | Source
Drain the spoonful of horseradish and then add to the mixture.
Drain the spoonful of horseradish and then add to the mixture. | Source
Take the roasted red pepper, remove the skin, and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
Take the roasted red pepper, remove the skin, and slice into 1/2-inch pieces. | Source
Add the peppers to the mixture
Add the peppers to the mixture | Source
Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Add salt and pepper, to taste. | Source
Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients with a spoon, adjusting the amount of horseradish, as desired. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients with a spoon, adjusting the amount of horseradish, as desired. Cover and refrigerate until needed. | Source
Divide the ground beef into four equal portions, shape into patties, and season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on a stove top or on a grill - approximately 3-4 minutes each side for medium rare and longer, if desired
Divide the ground beef into four equal portions, shape into patties, and season with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on a stove top or on a grill - approximately 3-4 minutes each side for medium rare and longer, if desired | Source
Toast the bun, if desired, add an amount of Baby Arugula, top with cooked burger, and 1/4 of the pepper/horseradish/blue cheese mixture. Top with bun and serve.
Toast the bun, if desired, add an amount of Baby Arugula, top with cooked burger, and 1/4 of the pepper/horseradish/blue cheese mixture. Top with bun and serve. | Source

Approximate Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 burger
Calories 622
Calories from Fat369
% Daily Value *
Fat 41 g63%
Saturated fat 15 g75%
Carbohydrates 29 g10%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 36 g72%
Cholesterol 128 mg43%
* 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.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Oh my, I know what I am having tomorrow! This an awesome idea and I voted it so!

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      Aw, thank you, teaches! I do hope you enjoy it! I was trying to come up with a red, white, and blue idea for a burger and I tried a few different "red" items before settling upon this combination! I personally love horseradish so I increased the amount slightly, but please do let me know if you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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      idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

      I'm a burger lover, though I haven't tried one with the roasted peppers. I think it's a fantastic addition! Will go make that burger. Thanks for posting! :)

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      mwhagro, Thank you! I hope you will try it and enjoy it!

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      idigwebsites, I hadn't tried one with red peppers before, too, but it is perfect with the bleu cheese and horseradish! Let me know if you try it sometime and what you think!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      This looks really good and I love bleu cheese on almost anything. Nice recipe.

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Glimmer! Bleu cheese is one of my favorites, too. Enjoy!

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I don't think this will be my go to burger. But I would like to try it.

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      It is rather unique, but surprisingly, all of the flavors work really well together! I hope you do like it if you try it! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was looking for some photography hubs from you but don't see any...so a burger recipe will do me quite nicely. :) Thank you for this; I am a burger lover.

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Billybuc! I hope that you enjoy this recipe! If it's burgers you like, also check out the Mozzarella Stuffed Burger recipe I have - it's one of my absolute favorites! I have a few photography hubs started and have been started for some time, but on a daily basis I'm inundated with photography articles that they all start looking the same. I will probably finish them at some point, but this gives me the opportunity to treat myself with info on some of my other interests!

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