The Cheesy Italian Burger

The Cheesy Italian Burger

Servings

Depends how hungry you are

Ready In

15 mins

Calories

Don’t ask

Good for

Anytime

About This Recipe

This is a really great tasting burger. Gorgonzola with balsamic caramelized onions and pears on a juicy beef patty gives you a proper rich burger.

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Equipment Used

Grill / Hob
Spatula

Chopping
board

Knives
Chimney starter

Mixing bowl
Burger press

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The Cheesy Italian

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Barbecue time
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gorgonzola burger, Italian Burger

Ingredients

The Burger

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 15-20% fat
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried fennel seed ground
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

The Onion & Pears

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 pears chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • Olive oil

The Rest

  • 1/2 pound of gorgonzola
  • 1 cup of arugula rocket

Instructions

The Prep

  • Gently mix 1/2 tbsp. salt, 1/2 tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper, the dried parsley, dried basil, dried fennel seed, dried oregano, dried thyme and the beef.
  • Very gently divide the beef mixture into 5 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands until the mixture stays together in a ball. Be careful not to squash the meat too much.

The Cook

    The Onions & Pears

    • Boil the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan until it has reduced by half and allow to cool. Once cool, it should be much thicker.
    • In a separate pan, fry the onions and pears in butter on a medium heat until they have browned. Then turn down the heat and cook until tender.
    • Finish by adding the vinegar and season with salt to taste.

    The Burger

    • Place the ball of meat in the pan and squash it down immediately with a flat metal kitchen utensil (I use the back of my hand.)
    • Using your finger, make a small dimple in the middle. This stops it from swelling in the middle when it is cooked.
    • Season with salt and pepper
    • Cook on one side for a couple of minutes or until it is golden brown/charred on one side.
    • Flip the burger and cook for a similar time of the other side or until it is right for you (I prefer rare to medium).
    • While cooking the second side, slice your bun/s and heat each side in the same pan as the burger.

    The Build

    • Lay some arugula to the bottom bun.
    • Add the burger.
    • Add a generous slice of the gorgonzola.
    • Spoon on a good serving of the onions and pears.
    • Get stuck in!

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