Ban blase burgers and up your grilling game by tucking a chunk of cheese, a spoonful of sauteed mushrooms or some chopped grilled red pepper inside your patties. Blue cheese stuffed burgers Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 6-8 minutes Servings: 4-6 Note: Adapted from Sam Zien's "Just Grill This!" Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 2 ounces blue cheese crumbles 2 tablespoons butter, softened Olive oil Freshly ground pepper 4 to 6 pretzel rolls or other buns, toasted 1. Mix beef and seasoning salt in a bowl. Form into 4 or 6 burgers. Combine blue cheese and butter in a small bowl; mix well. Make an indentation in middle of each burger with your thumb; fill with some blue cheese mix. Fold burger around the mix; seal well. 2. Lightly oil each patty; season with pepper. Heat grill to medium-high. Cook burgers, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve on toasted buns. Nutrition information: Per serving (for 4 burgers): 479 calories, 48% of calories from fat, 25 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 130 mg cholesterol, 22 g carbs, 39 g protein, 828 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.
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