This Burger Recipe from Brooke Williamson Is Inspired by a Wedge Salad

Blue Cheese & Bacon Burgers
Brooke Williamson’s Blue Cheese & Bacon Burgers.Photograph:

Jen Causey

High Chef winner Brooke Williamson‘s burger recipe is a twist on a staple.

To offer them a “BLT and wedge salad” vibe, the chef incorporates blue cheese into the patties and tops them with goodies like bacon, tomato and shredded lettuce.

“It is easy, simple, solely makes use of a handful of substances that you probably have already got, and nonetheless, it is surprising and filled with taste,” says Williamson, who’s competing on Meals Community’s Bobby’s Triple Menace.

“This recipe feels decadent, and but so applicable,” she provides.

To pump up the flavour much more, “save your rendered bacon fats, and blend that into the meat, particularly when you’re utilizing a leaner mix of meat,” says Williamson.

Brooke Williamson’s Blue Cheese & Bacon Burgers

1 lb. 80/20 floor beef

1 (6-oz.) container blue cheese crumbles (about 1¼ cups)

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

¾ tsp. kosher salt, divided

¾ tsp. freshly floor black pepper, divided

4 onion or brioche burger buns, halved

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. crimson wine vinegar

1 Tbsp. entire buttermilk

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded

8 bacon slices, cooked and chopped

1 small crimson onion, thinly sliced

1 giant tomato, sliced into 4 items

 Place floor beef, blue cheese and Worcestershire sauce in a big bowl; combine collectively, utilizing palms, till cheese is evenly distributed. Divide into 4 equal parts, form into 4-inch-wide, -inch-thick patties. Season either side of patties with  teaspoon every of the salt and pepper. Place on a parchment-paper-lined rimmed baking sheet; cowl and refrigerate till agency, about half-hour.

 Preheat grill to excessive (450° to 500°). Place patties on oiled grates; grill, uncovered, till desired diploma of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per aspect for medium uncommon. Switch to a plate; cowl with aluminum foil to maintain heat. Place buns cut-side down on oiled grates; grill, uncovered, till toasted, about 1 minute. Take away from grill; put aside.

 Whisk collectively mayonnaise, vinegar, buttermilk, garlic powder and remaining  teaspoon every salt and pepper in a medium bowl till mixed. Add lettuce, bacon and onion; toss till coated.

 To assemble, place burger patties onto backside buns. High every with 1 slice of tomato. Place salad combination on high of tomato slice; cowl with high buns.

 4 half-hour 1 hour

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