Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blue Cheese Burgers

 How much do you do for your significant other? Are you a giver or a taker. Let me give you a heads up, you aren't both. If you are a giver, your day is spent trying to please others. If you are a taker, your day is spent sitting around, waiting for others to please you, or just sitting around doing nothing, because that is what pleases you. So many people are miserable in their relationships, and almost always it is the givers. They give and give and hope that one day the one they love will wake up and start giving as well. 

I am fortunate to be a giver, and my husband is a giver as well. You may ask how that works? It works beautifully. We are always aware of the other and always trying to make the others day better. It creates the term "power couple". Always moving forward, not just talking about moving forward. 

I know a lot of people who carry the load in their relationships and I watch them slowly fall apart, usually it ends up in a broken relationship. No one is meant to carry the whole load. 

Romantic Tip: Take a hard look in the mirror. See how you can turn it around and be a giver for your love, even if it means getting nothing in return. Try to do at least one unselfish giving deed for others each day. It will change your life and your relationships.

Now on to the food...
Happy National Cheeseburger day! I thought I would share with you my husbands favorite burger recipe.

Blue Cheese Burgers
3/4 pound freshly ground beef. 
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces blue cheese
2 large Hamburger buns
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan on medium heat. Add the mushrooms, stir briefly to coat with oil and cook without stirring for 5 minutes, Add onions. 

Stir and cook for another 5 minutes, stir
Flip so that the onions on the bottom of the pot are now on top, and cook for another 5 minutes. Flip one more time, lower heat and allow onions to caramelize, while you finish the burgers.

In a large bowl, mix ground beef, onion powder, Worcestershire, salt and pepper until just combined. Do not over mix, or your patties will be tough. 
Divide into two portions and form patties, without pressing too hard. They should be uniform in thickness. Smooth out any cracks using your fingers. 
Preheat your cast-iron skillet to high heat and add burger patties. 
Cook for about 2 minutes and then flip. Add enough blue cheese to cover completely, cover with a lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes for medium to medium rare. 
Remove patties carefully using a metal spatula and transfer to toasted buns. Top with caramelized mushrooms and onions, your favorite lettuce or greens (I love baby spinach on these). 

1 comment:

  1. Blue cheese tastes good in so many recipes. It is also perfectly fine to enjoy blue cheese without anything else. I think for real cheese lovers, having blue cheese in panini or in salad dressing is just a step into a wider world of deliciousness.


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