Blue Cheese Cowboy Burger

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A traditional burger with tangy blue cheese. Use grass-fed lean beef to elevate the omega-3 content in this burger and benefit from disease-fighting conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is found only in grass-fed beef and certain kinds of dairy like blue cheese.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS : per Serving (1 burger): calories 228, fat 5 g, saturated fat 8 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 6 g, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 39 g,
sodium 181 mg

From: The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook, by Mark Hyman, MD. Now Available.

Blue Cheese Cowboy Burger

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A traditional burger with tangy blue cheese. Use grass-fed lean beef to elevate the omega-3 content in this burger and benefit from disease-fighting conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is found only in grass-fed beef and certain kinds of dairy like blue cheese.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the beef from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking so it will cook more evenly.
  2. Divide the beef into 4 equal sections and gently shape into patties. The more you compress and manipulate the meat, the grainer the texture will be once it cooks. Season both sides to taste with salt and black pepper. Gently press the seasonings into the meat with the palm of your hand.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a large cast-iron pan over medium heat. After two minutes lay the burgers in the pan and start to brown them. The key to a great burger is the crust; to get a good crust you have to let the beef sit undisturbed for at least 3–4 minutes.
  4. After 3–4 minutes, carefully lift up one of the patties with a spatula to check how brown it is; you want a deep golden brown, not burnt meat. Lower the heat and take the burgers out of the pan briefly if they are browning too fast.
  5. When you think they’re ready to flip, add the onion to the pan in four little piles. Flip the burgers onto the onion piles and cook on top of the onions.
  6. Add the blue cheese now if you want it melted over the tops of the burgers, otherwise just add it after the burger is cooked.
  7. Cook until the onions are caramelized and the patties are cooked through, 3–4 minutes. Turn off the heat, transfer the burgers to a plate, and let rest for 3–4 minutes. Serve with your choice of condiments or with a lettuce “bun.”
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