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Mediterranean Gorgonzola Burger

Ingredients 

Gorgonzola Cheese Spread

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Hellmann's Mayonaisse
1 Tablespoon McCormick's Mediterrantean Spiced Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
4 ounces gorgonzola cheese

Patties
2 cups whole Queen Anne sized pimento stuffed green olives
2 pounds lean ground chuck
1 teaspoon ground sea salt
1/2 cup Ktichen Boquet Browning & Seasoning Sauce

Olive oil for preparing grill

1 large beefsteak tomato
1 small cucumber
1 teaspoon McCormick's Mediterranean sea salt
1 medium red onion
6 to 12 Red Leaf Lettuce Leaves

6 large hamburger buns (seeded if preferred)
1/2 cup olive oil for browning the buns

Instructions 

Place all cheese spread ingredients in a medium bowl except for the gorgonzola. Fold together gently until well blended. Manually crumble the cheese into the spread and fold in. (The crumbled cheese should be small to medium sized chunks.) Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator whle making the burgers.

Measure whole olives in a measuring cup and place the two cupfuls in a food proceessor. Pulse until finely chopped. Place in a large bowl with ground chuck and salt. Blend together well by hand. Form 6 patties. Brush each side of pattie with Kitchen Bouquet.

Preheat gas grill to medium high heat and brush grates with olive oil.

Place patties on grill and cover. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.

While burgers are cooking, slice the tomato in 6 slices and the cucumbers and red onion thinly. Season the tomato and cucumber lightly with the Mediterranean sea salt. Pull apart red leaf lettuce into burger pieces sized for the burgers.

When burgers are cooked, place a generous amount of gorgonzola cheese spread on each one and place them on the warming rack of he grill. Close grill while you slice the buns and brush each side with olive oil. Brown the insides of the bun on the grill until lightly toasted. By this time the cheese spread on the burgers should be warmed. (The cheese chunkswill not completely melt.)

Remove buns and burgers from grill and begin the build. Place burger on bun, then onion, lettuce leaves, cucumbers, tomato and bun top. Enjoy!

Comments 

For so few ingredients in the burger itself, you will not believe the flavor. The fresh toppings, make this the best burger for summertime fun....a meal in itself!