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Yuma BLU-GO Burger

Our names are Tanya and Pat. We come from Yuma Arizona. We come from large farm families and BBQ and grilling are a part of our life. It is nothing for us to have 50 family members over on a Friday or Saturday night. We enjoy traveling the southwest tasting burgers from family owned restraunts then modifing our favorites to add a Yuma flair. Being close to the border, we marinate meat in different fruit juices to add flavor and tenderness to the meat. One day we ran out of the usual orange, lemon, lime juice and thought what about trying blueberry? The recipe worked so well we thought what about adding it to hamburger? We continued to add the different flavors of the desert southwest. We hope you enjoy!


(For every 2 lbs hamburger)
1/2cup blueberries
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cilantro bunch (tops only)
1 cup chipped ice
1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
1/8 cup  "Tomato & Chipotle favor Bouillon"
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder


In a food blender add blueberries, garlic,cilantro, and ice. Puree until smooth and thick. In a seperate bowl add hamburger and frozen blended mixture. Mix very lightly until mixed. Form into a pattie. The berry mixture with the hamburger is soft so be patient in forming. Using the backside of a large spoon indent the center of the patty making a center indentation. Put cheese into the center. Form another pattie the same size as the first. Put the two burgers together and carefully form into one pattie. In another bowl mix Tomato & Chipotle bouillion, the pepper, and the onion powder. When well mixed, carefully sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the burger in a light coating.Put the burgers on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10-20 minutes. This allows the flavoring to penetrate into the meat. Grill to medium- to medium rare on a very hot fire. Toast any of your favorite large hambuger buns and add your favorite condiments. We think the flavor of the meat is so rich and juicy you will be amazed at the flavor of a plain burger!


We grill on charcol or wood/ mesquite for added flavor. The key to BBQing this burger; hot grill, no flames, flip minimumly. Less is more!