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you might b a burger if..

Recipe by
Jessica Caruso
Charleston, SC

This is a delicious Burger made of all my favorite “B”s: bacon, butter lettuce, balsamic Brussels sprouts and blue cheese... with some surprises thrown in.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For you might b a burger if..

  • 1/3 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 3 oz
    smokehouse blue cheese
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill
  • 2 lb
    ground lamb
  • 1/2 c
    vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    mint, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    parsley, chopped
  • 8 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cabernet sauvignon
  • 20
    brussels sprouts, washed, broken down (chips) to hearts
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian olive oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 12 slice
    black pepper honey bacon
  • 1 pinch
    black pepper
  • 6 slice
    butter lettuce leaves
  • 18 slice
    pickled apricot
  • 1 jar
    spicy pickles, brine only
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    spicy pickles, brine only
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 6
    sweet hawaiian buns

How To Make you might b a burger if..

  • 1
    Slice apricot (18 slices total) and put in your saved juices from a favorite spicy jar of pickles; let sit at least 40 minutes
  • 2
    To make the blue cheese spread, finely chop walnuts, add blue cheese and chives, mash with fork until combined and set aside
  • 3
    In a large mixing bowl, combine burger patty ingredients (red wine last), form into 6 equal size patties (about 1⁄3 pound each) and place in the fridge/cooler to marinate
  • 4
    Heat the grill, place burger patties on the grill and cook about 6 minutes on first side, flip, and cook another 4 minutes until medium done
  • 5
    Top with blue cheese mixture, cover and cook another 2 minutes or until melted
  • 6
    While burgers are cooking, toss brussels sprouts in olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper, and cook in a pan until nice and crispy
  • 7
    Additionally, while burgers cook away, cook 12 strips of bacon and drizzle with honey and fresh cracked black pepper until desired crispiness
  • 8
    When burgers are done (about 145 degrees Fahrenheit internal) place buns on the grill to get toasted while the burgers rest
  • 9
    In a small bowl combine ketchup and horseradish, and start to assemble burgers
  • 10
    On the bottom bun, put a layer of the spicy ketchup spread, place 3 slices of pickled apricot, 1 large butter lettuce leaf, a layer of crispy Brussels, a burger patty and 2 slices bacon on the bottom bun
  • 11
    Smear the spicy ketchup on the top bun and place it on top of the burger and serve