National Hamburger Day

It’s National Hamburger Day! This delicious sandwich, named after that town in Germany, Hamburg, Other than that, no one quite knows who invented or anything else. But it is the meal of the modern American. Memorial day symbolized the start of summer and barbecue season. So what better to grill? #Hamburgers !

Here’s one that utilizes some sourdough buns (click here for the recipe) and is stuffed with blue cheese goodness. Easy to make and even easier to eat!

What you need:

  •  1 pound ground beef (I like to use 80/20)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 oz. blue cheese
  • 4 Sourdough buns

Blue cheese Sauce

  •  1 oz. blue cheese
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing

Condiments of your choice

  •  Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Sliced onion

How to Do it:

First, make the blue cheese sauce. Blend the blue cheese and the dressing together until they are smooth and creamy. That’s it!

Now the burgers. Make eight, thin patties. Place one ounce of the blue cheese in the center of four.   

Top them off with the remaining four and

pinch the ends to seal all the way around. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Heat the grill up to medium-high.

Place the burgers on and cook for about 5 minutes on one side. Flip and cook another 5 to 6 minutes. Be careful not to burn them and watch for leaking cheese. If the cheese leaks, remove the burger. It’s done! Grill the buns a little on the white side. You can also grill the onion slices at this time if you like them grilled (that’s what my husband prefers. I like raw).

Place each burger on the bottom side of the bun. Top with blue cheese sauce and condiments and serve hot and juice – Delicious!

Perfect for #NationalHamburgerDay

Serves 4


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