Grilled Blue Cheese Burgers

Ready in less than 30 minutes, open-faced burgers feature garlic-buttered bread and a bit of blue cheese.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3
lb lean (at least 85%) ground beef
2
tablespoons Montreal steak grill seasoning
1
cup blue cheese crumbles (4 oz)
8
diagonal slices (1 inch thick) French bread
2
cups loosely packed baby salad greens

  • 1 In 8-inch skillet, cook garlic in butter over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until garlic is tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef and grill seasoning. Shape mixture into 8 oval patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 3 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Remove from grill to platter; top with cheese. Place bread on grill. Cover; cook 2 to 4 minutes, turning once, until lightly toasted.
  • 4 Spread one side of each toasted bread slice with butter mixture. Top bread slices with salad greens and burgers.

Expert Tips

Shape the oval burgers slightly larger than the slices of French bread. They tend to shrink slightly as they cook.

Use your favorite small salad greens. Baby arugula or spinach provides a slightly bitter flavor that goes well with the grill flavor and blue cheese.

Grill seasonings are found with the other spices in the baking section of the grocery store. They are salt and pepper mixtures with other herbs and spices added.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
1070mg
1070%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.