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Westborn Market
Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers


Ingredients:
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper (freshly)
8 ozs blue cheese (crumbled)
12 slices thick-cut bacon (cooked and drained on paper towels and then broken into bits)
6 hamburger buns (large, preferably homemade)
1/2 tsp salt
2 lbs ground sirloin
2 tbsps olive oil

Instructions:
  In a large bowl, mix ground beef, onion powder, salt and pepper until just combined. Add Blue Cheese and bacon bits. Do not over mix, or your patties will be tough. 
  Divide into six portions and form patties, without pressing too hard. They should be uniform in thickness. Smooth out any cracks using your fingers. Make these right before you grill them, so they stay at room temperature. 
  Preheat your grill, grill pan or cast-iron skillet to high heat Use olive oil to coat grill grates and add burger patties. If using a grill, cover with the lid.
  Cook until the crust that forms on the bottom of the burger releases it from the pan or grate — about 3-5 minutes. Gently test, but don't flip it until it gets to this point. When burgers lift up easily, flip and grill another 3-5 minutes for medium. 
  Remove patties carefully using a metal spatula and transfer to buns. Top with caramelized onions and more Blue cheese and bacon if desired and serve immediately.

Beer Pairing:
Try with any Pale Ale or a IPA.


Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Burgers

Ingredients:
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper (freshly)
8 ozs sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
12 slices thick-cut bacon (cooked and drained on paper towels and then broken into bits)
6 hamburger buns (large, preferably homemade)
1/2 tsp salt
2 lbs ground sirloin
2 tbsps olive oil

Instructions:
  In a large bowl, mix ground beef, onion powder, salt and pepper until just combined. Add Cheddar Cheese and bacon bits. Do not over mix, or your patties will be tough. 
  Divide into six portions and form patties, without pressing too hard. They should be uniform in thickness. Smooth out any cracks using your fingers. Make these right before you grill them, so they stay at room temperature. 
  Preheat your grill, grill pan or cast-iron skillet to high heat Use olive oil to coat grill grates and add burger patties. If using a grill, cover with the lid.
  Cook until the crust that forms on the bottom of the burger releases it from the pan or grate — about 3-5 minutes. Gently test, but don't flip it until it gets to this point. When burgers lift up easily, flip and grill another 3-5 minutes for medium. 
  Remove patties carefully using a metal spatula and transfer to buns. Top with caramelized onions and more Blue cheese and bacon if desired and serve immediately.

Beer Pairing:
Try with Amber Ale-We like Fat Tire Amber Ale!

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