Blue cheese burgers are a great meal for indoor or outdoor grilling. Extra lean sirloin and salty blue cheese make this a delicious, 21 Day Fix recipe!
Confession # 44 – I couldn’t live in a world without cheeseburgers.
I exaggerate not.
I consider myself a foodie with a diverse palate, but when it comes down to it, I think burgers are my favorite food.
And, sorry turkey burgers, I’m not talking about you.
If you think you can’t enjoy a delicious burger while on the FIX, think again. Ground beef can actually be healthy and low fat! It’s all in the cut.
Just a little background. I learned how to make burgers from Bobby Flay on an episode of Boy Meets Grill. That man knows his stuff. My burgers have been a hit since, and everyone wants to know what’s in them. No fancy sauces or mix-ins. No diced onions and fresh herbs. Just meat, olive oil, cheese, and some salt.
They are bad ass.
So how did I FIX these blue cheese burgers and still keep to my roots? I definitely needed to make some modifications, but I think Bobby (apparently we are on a first name basis) would approve.
First, he uses ground chuck, which definitely has a higher fat content. Since being on the FIX, I have used grass fed lean ground sirloin and find it to be extremely flavorful. Regular lean sirloin works, but grass fed is best.
Next, since the meat has a lower fat content, I worried about them drying out. That would NOT fly in my house. My solution? Instead of topping my burgers with cheese, I gently mixed in some blue cheese to add fat, flavor, and keep them from drying out.
And that’s it- I kept the rest the same. The result? Damn good 21 Day Fix approved blue cheese burgers that I could serve at my family BBQs without a worry.
There are a couple of important steps to making these blue cheese burgers, so pay close attention to the directions.
Lean beef sirloin with salty blue cheese mixed into the patties.
- 1 1/2 lb extra lean ground sirloin
- 1/3 cup of blue cheese crumbles
- Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- Preheat grill
- Gently combine the blue cheese crumbles with the meat, but do not over mix! That will toughen your burger.
- Form burgers - this should make 4 very easily. Again, do not over handle the meat! They do not need to have a perfect shape at all.
- With your thumb, make a deep depression on one side of the burger.
- Brush olive oil on both sides of the burgers and season with Himalayan salt.
- Grill burgers on high for 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how done you would like them to be! We usually do 4 mins on each side.
21 Day Fix Container Count:
1 burger - 1 RED 1/4 BLUE (so add more cheese on top if you want!) - Enjoy on a bun, wrap, or lettuce wrap! I went the lettuce route because I was saving my yellows for corn on the cob and sweet potato fries! #yum I also topped mine with sautéed mushrooms for some extra green.