Bleu Cheese and Bacon Burgers
Bleu Cheese Butter
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1/4 cup real cooked bacon pieces
1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
Salt and ground black pepper
Onion rolls, toasted
Lettuce, tomato slices and onion slices
Bleu Cheese Butter: In a small bowl, mash together butter and 2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles with a fork; set aside.
For Bacon-Stuffed Burgers: Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, 1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles, bacon pieces and steak seasoning.
Form into 4 patties slightly larger than the rolls. (Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate if not cooking immediately.)
Season burgers with salt and pepper.
Place on hot, oiled grill.
Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium (160 degrees F).
Spread toasted onion rolls with Bleu Cheese Butter.
Serve hot burgers on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Top with avocado slices.
Yield: 4 servings
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