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:
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!
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!