Saturday, July 19

Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Burgers

Last week I made these gorgeous, flavorful, juicy burgers that  I could not wait to take a bite of. I set up my photo shoot, snap this photo. Then I get interrupted by the kids, which often happens while I am working. You know the moment you start to work, they will need you to run upstairs to retrieve their favorite blanket, pour them a glass of milk, wipe their butts, or start an argument about who's farts smell worse. (That actually happens here... same argument at least once a week.) Just as I  turn around to finish taking photos, my obnoxious dog jumped up and ate 6 bacon wrapped blue cheese veal burgers. 
I love my dog, I really do. But in that moment, I hated her. Veal is not cheap... and not only that it's delicious. Not to mention the blue cheese and all that smoky bacon! Luckily I got a taste of one burger when I remade the recipe later on in the week for dinner and holy cow they are fantastic. Even Syd gave them 2 paws up! 
To make these burgers I used ground veal, filled it with blue cheese crumbles, some other seasonings, wrapped the burgers in 2 slices of bacon each and then pan fried them until perfectness. If you wanted to, you could certainly grill them. I just enjoy how crispy the bacon gets on the outside when pan fried. 
Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Veal Burgers: 
Ingredients:
1-1.5 lbs ground meat (You can use turkey, beef, veal, pork or a combo)
8 oz of blue cheese crumbles
1 tbs woschishire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic minced
1lb of bacon
Extra blue cheese for topping plus any other burger toppings you like! 
Directions:
In a large zip lock bag combine, ground meat, cheese, woschishire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Once bag is sealed, work mixture until combined. 
Once everything is incorporated, form into 4-6 patties. Wrap two-3 slices around each patty. Secure with a toothpick if need be. Just be sure to remove them before you serve! 
Pan fry on medium/high heat in a skillet or fry pan for about 3 minutes per side, or until the bacon is crisp on the outsides. 
For those of you who have not been following along, July was deemed Burger Month... I was one of many how shared their fun creations this month and we are all hosting this great giveaway below. Be sure to enter!
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19 comments:

  1. I have taken chunks of cheddar, pieces of bacon and powdered ranch dressing mix and added it to ground beef to make great tasting burgers.

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  2. As long as there are mushrooms and smoked Gouda...I'm pretty happy

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  3. These look amaaaaaazing Carrie. I can't believe your dog did that!!!! Worst day ever!!

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  4. cajun spiced beef with mushrooms, bacon, and pepper jack cheese.

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  5. I personally don't eat meat, but I love a veggie burger topped with cheese and lots of mushrooms!

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  6. Mushrooms, bacon and lots of smoked provolone.

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  7. Bacon, cheddar cheese with all the salad trimmings. YUM!

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  8. Oh wow I would love to have this burger! I've never had a veal burger but love veal. Can't believe your dog scarffed down most of them, but can't say I wouldn't do the same.

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  9. Well I don't know if it is epic but I truly enjoy putting minced garlic in the middle of my burger and topping it off with parmesan cheese. You should try it it's delicious.

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  10. Got to have the bacon, Swiss and grilled onions and mushrooms

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  11. I don't know about epic, but I top with all of the classics! Onions, tomato, cheese, ketchup, mustard and mayo... Blue Cheese and bacon never hurts either though!

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  12. I had this veggie burger from howsweeteats.com....OMG amazing and completely epic. It was made with chickpeas, brussel sprouts, leaks, quinoa, and apple. Ridiculous!

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  13. Mushroom and Swiss! Sometimes I add some bacon!

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  14. This is the stuff that genius blogging is made of! Amazing pictures, yummy burger recipe and Syd the dog made out like the king of all pups. Love this, love Bakeaholic Mama!!!! :)

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  15. Last week my dog ate an entire batch of muffins. I wanted to cry. These burgers look amazing, and I love that you used veal. What a lucky pup!

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  16. My favorite burger: bacon, sharp cheddar, BBQ sauce and French fried onions ( like on green bean cassetole)

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  17. Homemade bacon, cheddar and provolone, BBQ sauce, pan-fried onions and mushrooms.

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  18. I still can not get over the fact that your dog at 6 of these! At least you got to try one though, because they sound incredible!

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