BBC BOMB Burger
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Brown Butter Cherry Bomb Burger. SUBLIME! Dried cherries ARE the BOMB when paired with a little red wine and Blue Cheese! Not to worry if you can’t locate any dried cherries, craisins will work just as well. Nothing too intricate here, just a straight up, straight forward melding of flavors.
I had to make this one when John was out of town because he doesn’t like Blue Cheese or nuts in/on/around his food. I know, poor boy! Be careful with these, those little pieces of fruit stick to the grill. Be sure to get that grill nice and HOT when you lay those burgers on the grate to get a good sear so they won’t stick. Then turn your temperature down. Don’t forget to serve them with extra crispy, baked Sweet Potato Fries.
BBC BOMB Burger
In a 1 Cup liquid measuring cup :
1 Cup Dried Cherries or Craisins
Red Wine of choice until covered completely
Let soak until nice and plump – over-night is great, but if you’re in a hurry you can heat them up over low heat, but be sure they’ve cooled COMPLETELY before mixing them with the beef.
Over low heat, in small sauce or frying pan brown
1/2 Cup Butter
once it gets a light brown add:
1 Cup whole Pecans
fry until pecans are toasted – about 5 min
Spoon out pecans, set aside, leaving butter in pan saute
2-4 Tbsp minced Garlic
remove from heat before they turn color.
In small bowl mix together
1/2 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
1/2 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
you can make this combination to your own taste. Set aside.
In large Mixing bowl without over-working it combine:
2 pounds Angus 80/20 Ground Beef (not lean – you need the fat!)
Cherries with the wine
S&P to taste
Make into six equal patties.
Grill to desired doneness. At the risk of repeating myself: Be careful with these , those little pieces of fruit stick to the grill. Be sure to get that grill nice and HOT when you lay those burger on the grate to get a good sear so they won’t stick. Then turn your temperature down.
Toast your buns on the grill – I used pretzel buns, but any nice bun will work well.
Place finished burger on bun and top with
Blue Cheese mix
Brown Buttered Pecans
If you’d like you can also spread the cheese mix on the bun and place the pecans, so they stick real well, before the burgers are done like above photo with the lid on.