You must be logged in to post a review.
For the die-hard goat cheese lover in you.
For the burgers:
Preheat your grill (or stove-top grill pan) to high.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the salt and pepper to the ground beef and gently mix well. Don’t squish the meat in your fists, but gently “toss” it around in the bowl. The less you handle the meat, the better.
In a small bowl combine the goat cheese, lemon zest and garlic. Grab a large plate or platter to set the patties on.
Score the meat while it’s in the bowl so the meat is divided evenly. Divide it into 4 or 5 sections, depending on how thick you want your burgers.
Take out the amount for one burger and divide that in half. Make two very flat patties out of them. Place a large spoonful of the goat cheese mixture into the center of one of the patties. Top with the other patty and seal the edges the best you can. Set the patty on the platter. Repeat with remaining ground beef and goat cheese mixture.
Grill burgers over high heat for 10-15 minutes total, flipping once, until they’re cooked all the way through.
Meanwhile, make the dressing: Combine all of the dressing ingredients (except the cucumber and cilantro) in a food processor and process until smooth. You could whisk it, but I would recommend at least using a blender or a hand mixer to break up the goat cheese evenly. Stir in the cucumber and cilantro.
When they are done put the burgers on a clean platter. Assemble the burgers on top of the buns with whatever toppings you like and drizzling the dressing over the meat.
Note: This dressing is fantastic with steak that’s coated in a cumin-coriander-cayenne spice rub. Just sayin’.
Burgers from Perry’s Plate. Dressing adapted lightly from Food Network Magazine, June/July 2009.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!