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Wings Over Texas Burger

Originally from Colorado, we enjoy watching football (Broncos) and the flavors associated with a good batch of Hot Wings. Three years ago, we relocated to Texas and have come to love the local flavors as well (although not the local team). When I watched the most recent Build a Better Burger contest the wheels started turning for how I could combine my love of grilling with the flavors of the wings we crave and thought a "Hot Wing Burger" would be a hit. I have tested this recipe on everyone willing and believe I have a winner! Since we now reside in Texas, I named it accordingly and hope you enjoy my Wings over Texas Burger as much as everyone else has.

Ingredients 

3 CUPS CRUMBLED BLUE CHEESE
1 CUP SOUR CREAM
5 STALKS CELERY (ROUGH CHOP)
1 LARGE RED ONION CHOPPED MEDIUM (DIVIDED)
6 CLOVES OF GARLIC MINCED (DIVIDED)
1 ¼ TSP FRESH GROUND BLACK PEPPER BLEND (DIVIDED)
1 ¼ TSP COARSE SALT (DIVIDED)
2 LBS 80% LEAN GROUND BEEF
2/3 CUP HOT WING SAUCE (PLUS 6 TBSP FOR COATING BUNS)
6 WHOLE WHEAT KAISER ROLLS (SPLIT)
18 THICK SLICES TOMATO
GRILL SPRAY

Instructions 

In a Medium Bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups Crumbled Blue Cheese, 1 cup Sour Cream, chopped Celery, 1/3 of the chopped Red Onion, 2 of the minced cloves of Garlic, ¼ tsp Black Pepper and ¼ tsp Coarse Salt. Stir to combine and refrigerate until needed. In a large bowl, combine Ground Beef, 2/3 of the chopped Red Onion, 4 of the minced cloves of Garlic, 1 tsp ground Black Pepper, 1 tsp Coarse Salt and 2/3 cup Hot Wing Sauce. Gently work the ingredients to blend without crushing the beef and divide into 6 equal balls (should be the size of a baseball). Take a ball of Ground Beef mixture and divide in half. Form each half into a patty slightly larger than the Kaiser Rolls; sprinkle one with ¼ cup Crumbled Blue Cheese and then top with the other half. Repeat with remaining portions of the beef mixture. Spray Grill Grates with Grill Spray and preheat Grill on High Reduce the Grill to Medium and place the burgers on grill; rotate ½ turn after 2 minutes and flip after another 3 minutes. Repeat with 2nd side and then remove to warming rack of the grill; reduce grill heat to low. Coat cut side of the rolls with ½ tbsp of Hot Wing Sauce and place sauce side down on the grill. Toast until lightly browned. To assemble burgers, place 3 tomato slices on the bottom of each bun. Top with grilled burger and 2 tbsp of refrigerated dressing. Finish with the toasted top bun and serve.

Comments 

Serving Suggestion: Sutter Home Muscat Port is best consumed slightly chilled and pairs nicely with the blue cheese flavors in this burger.