Black and Blue Burger
This delicious combination of lean grass-fed beef and tangy blue cheese makes for a drool-worthy burger with a nutritional profile that no fast-food restaurant can compete with.
At Sizzlefish, our ground beef is sourced from local farms where cattle are free to roam and graze on pastures just as nature intended. Grass-fed beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids with an optimal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to the less healthy omega-6 fatty acids.
Our beef is also organic, meaning that no hormones or antibiotics were administered. Grass fed cattle are raised in healthier conditions, so the risk of contaminated beef and food borne illness is significantly lower than those raised in factory farms.
Each package of ground beef arrives frozen in one-pound packages, perfect for turning into burgers.
Other great uses for grass fed beef include:
Simple seasonings like Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, fresh chives and garlic compliment the beef while letting its delicious flavor take center stage.
The sharp, tangy flavor of blue cheese compliments these meaty burgers adding complexity to every bite. Gorgonzola cheese can also be used if you prefer.
We kept the toppings classic with sweet, caramelized onions, sliced tomato and leafy lettuce. Caramelized onions add sweetness and a jammy texture that pairs well with the flavor of blue cheese.
The burgers can be prepared up to a day in advance and wrapped in plastic wrap or butcher paper to keep fresh and moist before grilling.
The burgers will naturally shrink and plump as they cook, so forming them into thin patties before cooking eliminates the need to press down on the burgers as they cook, releasing their precious juices. Since these burgers are lean, cooking them to a medium doneness to keep them from getting too dry. Look for an internal temperature of 150-155ºF.
1 lb. 93% lean grass-fed ground beef
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese + extra for serving
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp minced chives
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oil for cooking
- 1 medium sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Leafy lettuce for serving
- Sliced tomato for serving
- 4 hamburger buns
Melt butter over medium-low heat in a medium skillet. Add sliced onions and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once onions have softened, add brown sugar and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes longer, or until onions are evenly browned and caramelized.
- While onions cook, combine ingredients for burgers in a large mixing bowl. Use hands to mix ingredients thoroughly.
- Form beef mixture into 4 large burger patties.
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a grill pan or heat outdoor grill to medium-high heat (375-450ºF). Grill burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Rest burgers for 5 minutes before assembling on buns with toppings to allow juices to redistribute.