Grilling Season is upon us!
Looking for a healthy grilled hamburger? Here’s one of my favorite recipes (I use ground turkey) from Mark Hyman’s cookbook. He calls this one a “Blue Cheese Cowboy Burger.”
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 Tblspoon unsalted butter
- 1 Tblspoon grapeseed oil
- 1 small Vidalia onion sliced
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Remove meat from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking so that it will cook evenly.
- Divide the meat into 4 equal patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Gently press the seasonings into the patties with the palm of your hand.
- Heat the butter and oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat, or on a cast iron gill pan. Lay the burgers onto 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 3-4- minutes.
- After 3 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 off briefly if they are browning too fast.
- When you think they’re ready to flip, add the onion rings to the pan in four piles. Flip the burgers onto the onion piles and cook.
- Add the cheese now if you want it to melt over the top of your burgers, otherwise just add it after the burgers are cooked.
- Cook until onions are caramelized and the patties are cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer burgers to a plate. Let them rest for 3-4 minutes. Serve with your favorite condiments or with a “lettuce bun.”
Enjoy the recipe!
Best of Health,