Black and Blue Burgers

Another Kitchen original recipe! (they are rare but two weeks in a row! gasp) These are very simple burgers, but tasty. Yum.

1 lb. 80/20 ground beef
sea salt and very coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1/3 c. blue cheese, crumbled
two ciabatta rolls
two cloves of roasted garlic, smashed  (yes, you need them to be roasted. Do not use raw garlic, do not mince and saute it and think it will be okay. Because it won’t.)
1 tbsp. butter, room temperature

Mix ground beef with salt and pepper to taste and form into two half pound patties and grill to desired temperature (I enjoy a nice medium to medium-well). You’ll sprinkle your blue cheese on the burgers towards the end of the grilling to melt.

Take your smashed garlic and mix it into the butter using a fork. Throw a pinch of sea salt in there to rough it up.  Slice your ciabatta rolls and grill them slightly to toast and then slather them with the garlic butter.

I bet you know how to put a burger together, so I won’t tell you. I won’t be mad at you if you add a nice, thick slice of fresh tomato on there, either. So feel free.  These are great with a simple salad or even mashed potatoes….mmmm.