Biff's Bleu Cheese Burger

Gary Hancq


First sampled this Delight at "Bennigan's" years ago. they may have taken it off their menu.

To me it's the Ultimate Burger. Plop it on some Dark Russian Rye or Pumpernickel Bread, top with a little raw onion and a little salt and pepper. Leave the Ketchup and Mustard in the fridge. Dig in and Enjoy the Feast.

Pictured is on Pumpernickel with chips.

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10 Min


15 Min



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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Bleu cheese is tops in my book, making this burger total aces with me. Amp up your next cookout or tailgate with a couple of these and you'll definitely score big points!

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ground beef patty -- sirloin is a treat
1 large
slice dark russian rye or pumpernickel cut in half
3 Tbsp
bleu cheese heaping
1 slice
raw onion choice
1 dash(es)
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp
kitchen bouquet or gravy master to char (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook Hamburger in very hot fry pan or on outside grill. I sear mine both sides and then turn heat down, so burgers remain moist. Salt and pepper slightly. I like mine just past pink, cooked through but not over done. If you like char put 1/4 teaspoon of Kitchen Bouquet on burger 2/3 way through cooking, turn a couple of times and move around to coat burger. It provides a great char due to sugar content. An alternative is sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon sugar, just a tad, on burger, flip to both sides. You won't taste the sugar.
Lightly toast bread. I use 1 slice cut in half, so the burger fills the slice, and you don't have an overly amount of bread.
When Burger is cooked place on 1/2 slice of bread, top with bleu cheese and place in microwave for 30 to 40 seconds to melt cheese.
Option: You could put Bleu Cheese on before removing burger from pan and allow to heat. The microwave speeds the process.
Compliment with Fries, Chips, Potato Salad or your choice. Enjoy.
Note: Many people like Bleu Cheese with their steaks. I prefer a little Butter and Lemon at times, or leave the steak bare.
Note: The lightly toasted dark bread makes this sandwich. A Hamburger Bun is a No No. Plain Rye would work.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Restaurant Inspired
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #BBQ, #Summer, #Party Food