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Skillet Blue Cheese Burgers 2013

Post by devnasser on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:59 am

2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML42pYllqiA/Uhy_6zhh8vI/AAAAAAAAMA8/hrZ5nndNHLQ/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+102.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML42pYllqiA/Uhy_6zhh8vI/AAAAAAAAMA8/hrZ5nndNHLQ/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+102.JPG" width="574" /></a></div><div style="text-align: start;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in; text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">It’s the end of the sumer for the northern section of the world map,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.shutterbean.com/2013/campari-cantaloupe-popsicles/"><span lang="EN-US">popsicles</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/08/key-lime-pie-popsicles/"><span lang="EN-US">popping</span></a></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/08/roasted-jalapeno-cheddar-turkey-burgers-with-bbq-aioli/"><span lang="EN-US">burgers</span></a></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">grilling; I might add my small contribution to the season while there’s still time, full of cheese in the middle and using the leftover salsa from this&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/08/chorizo-chimichurri-and-salsa.html"><span lang="EN-US">chorizo sandwich</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">, my addition to street food last Sunday, which prompted a string of recipes coming to my mind faster than the roadrunner and left me wondering what was the hurry? &nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in; text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Or maybe it’s simply my cooking nature and I’m embracing it. &nbsp;A few days of continuously testing recipes, photographs, books piling up taking over half my available kitchen space, a few posts started so not to loose the momentum and ideas, followed by so much washing of dishes, floor sweeping and marble counter wiping, I ache for a manicure and nothing else. </span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Maybe coffee.</span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-syEGrNeY9_s/Uhy_49HGBiI/AAAAAAAAMAk/V8nqfCYB5Hs/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+065.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="498" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-syEGrNeY9_s/Uhy_49HGBiI/AAAAAAAAMAk/V8nqfCYB5Hs/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+065.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Then the idea that I just need, fervently, to declutter, not my recipe bucket list or my abandoned office space at home, but <i>my life</i>, popped up a few days ago and just made sense, prompted by reading a very simple thought - <i><a href="http://www.lifeohm.com/how-to-finally-eliminate-clutter/">Holding on to clutter comes from a scarcity mindset, a fear that you don’t have enough. When you are in a scarcity mindset, it becomes harder to reach your goals</a></i> – my newest addition to my <a href="https://findings.com/explore/">findings page</a>, a clever little tool, sort of a <a href="http://pinterest.com/cafemontenegro/boards/">pinterest</a> for quotes.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The clutter in the fridge has become easy to get rid of, these skillet blue cheese burgers a fine example, part beef, part pork, they took care not only of the ground beef and pork sausages but also the stray&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span><span style="text-align: justify;">chunks of cheese, a few slider buns I had made who knows when and four remaining garlic cloves – and isn’t my clay garlic baking ‘oven’ the cutest thing?.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">My only regret is the fear of whatever it is you can get from eating raw meat, so I cook my burgers too much, but hey, I always eat what I post, so a juicy burger was good on paper only. That will change when I buy my own meat grinding attachment. Am I really decluttering?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-otUjdEcosv0/Uhy_3t60hkI/AAAAAAAAMAU/p8MxENzz_zI/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+002.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-otUjdEcosv0/Uhy_3t60hkI/AAAAAAAAMAU/p8MxENzz_zI/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+002.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I4I6Qn4BAcc/Uhy_6QCQ5RI/AAAAAAAAMA0/1vbEW9JawXU/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+101.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="471" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I4I6Qn4BAcc/Uhy_6QCQ5RI/AAAAAAAAMA0/1vbEW9JawXU/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+101.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">After the fridge came my closet, or part of it; three large garbage bags later, all I can say is it looks a little neater, but nothing radical, so I’m torn between thinking there wasn’t that much clutter, read: clothes-that-haven’t-been-worn-in-years because that’s how we measure it, right?, or this getting rid of excess is a mind frame, a way of thinking and living. Of course I know the latter is the answer, I’ve known it for years, just used my freewill not to acknowledge it; and now I have to do something about it.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Anyway, in between blue cheese burger bites I’m enthusiastically getting rid of old baggage, which started a few months ago with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/04/buttermilk-cake-with-dulce-de-leche.html">the flood</a>;&nbsp;</span>after the water had done it’s thing I threw away so many wet boxes of papers and things that I swore I needed, it became twenty-carat-diamond clear they had no space in my life qualifying them for the extra work it meant to patiently scatter each piece of paper around the house hoping they would eventually dry. Do you know it can be days before an insignificant piece of paper completely dries? Sometimes nature does know how to make us wake up. Silver linings, many times I hate you.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNTSMz7bYAo/Uhy_4egevqI/AAAAAAAAMAc/DwbI8aksBOA/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+050-001.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="434" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNTSMz7bYAo/Uhy_4egevqI/AAAAAAAAMAc/DwbI8aksBOA/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+050-001.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The blue cheese gave the burgers a sharp flavor and a small amount of mozzarella made that center melty. If I say it’s a cheese filled burger it better melt when I cut it. If you’re a double cheese type of person, go ahead and add more blue cheese to the top of the burger when you flip it. And a few slices of tomatoes and onions work as well as the salsa as a topping. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Of course, <i>nothing</i>beats grilling burgers outside instead of cooking them in a skillet. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US">SKILLET BLUE CHEESE BURGERS<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;I suggest you use a large skillet so you can make all the burgers at the same time. And you can warm the buns in the oven too instead of adding them to the skillet.&nbsp;</span>I have the little garlic oven, but some foil works as well.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">You can make sliders too, and you will get about double the amount.<br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><i><span lang="EN-US">Makes 4 sandwiches<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #254061; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha: 100.0%; mso-style-textfill-fill-color: #254061; mso-style-textfill-fill-colortransforms: lumm=50000; mso-style-textfill-fill-themecolor: accent1; mso-themecolor: accent1; mso-themeshade: 128;">Ingredients<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">7oz (200g) pork sausage (no casings) or ground pork <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">14oz (400g) ground beef, with no more than 15% fat<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4 garlic cloves<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Salt and black pepper<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4oz (115g) blue cheese, crumbled<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">2 mozzarella cheese, sliced<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">1 cup Salsa, <i><a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/08/chorizo-chimichurri-and-salsa.html">see recipe here</a></i><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4 burger slider buns<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L9EjohqVmh8/Uhy_zhKWt1I/AAAAAAAAMAE/FHqPxaKZrjs/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L9EjohqVmh8/Uhy_zhKWt1I/AAAAAAAAMAE/FHqPxaKZrjs/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER1.jpg" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #254061; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha: 100.0%; mso-style-textfill-fill-color: #254061; mso-style-textfill-fill-colortransforms: lumm=50000; mso-style-textfill-fill-themecolor: accent1; mso-themecolor: accent1; mso-themeshade: 128;">Directions<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Preheat oven to 350ºF and roast garlic cloves wrapped in foil with a drizzle of olive oil, until tender, about 30 minutes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">In a bowl mix pork, beef and mashed garlic. Add salt (not too much since the blue cheese is salty) and black pepper. Mix very well with your hands for a few minutes; this part is important so the proteins in the meats break down and bind the whole thing together. You can also knead it with a stand mixer, something I recommend if you’re making burgers for a crowd.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Heat skillet over medium/low heat. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts. Take each part, divide it in two, flatten one into a disk and add some blue cheese and a smaller amount of mozzarella. Top with the remaining portion of meat and carefully cover the cheese, making sure the sides are sealed. Flatten it without letting the cheese spill.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Repeat with remaining meat and cheeses.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Add patties to the skillet, and cook them for about 7 - 10 minutes on each side, until golden. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Push the meat to one side, stacking them if needed, or transfer them to a tray, and keep them warm in a very low oven. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Divide the salsa in two. Increase the heat to high, add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet and half a cup of salsa. Sautée it for a minute or two and add the bottom of the buns if you want to the skillet, so they warm up and soak some of the juices.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Mix the fresh salsa with the cooked one. Put the burgers with salsa on top between the warm bread and eat.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZX-shlpCW90/Uhy_2Xvv_PI/AAAAAAAAMAM/zr-GJrYsp9g/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZX-shlpCW90/Uhy_2Xvv_PI/AAAAAAAAMAM/zr-GJrYsp9g/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER.jpg" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b>Today's five related recipes worth looking at:</b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blue_cheese_burgers/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Blue Cheese Burgers</span></b></a> from Simply Recipes</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/roasted-grape-blue-cheese-honey-crostini/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese and Honey Crostini</span></b></a> from Two Peas and Their Pod</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2013/08/garlic-black-pepper-pork-burgers-with-sriracha-slaw-recipe.html"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Garlic Pork Burgers with Sriracha Slaw</span></b></a> from Life Ambrosia</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://deliciousshots.blogspot.com.ar/2013/08/brioche-buns-lamb-burgers-and-sweets.html"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Brioche Buns and Lamb Burgers</span></b></a> from Delicious Shots</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/01/bleu-blue-cheese-dressing-recipe-salad/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Blue Cheese Salad Dressing</span></b></a> from David Lebovitz</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="MsoNormal"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML42pYllqiA/Uhy_6zhh8vI/AAAAAAAAMA8/hrZ5nndNHLQ/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+102.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ML42pYllqiA/Uhy_6zhh8vI/AAAAAAAAMA8/hrZ5nndNHLQ/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+102.JPG" width="574" /></a></div><div style="text-align: start;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in; text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">It’s the end of the sumer for the northern section of the world map,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.shutterbean.com/2013/campari-cantaloupe-popsicles/"><span lang="EN-US">popsicles</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/08/key-lime-pie-popsicles/"><span lang="EN-US">popping</span></a></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/08/roasted-jalapeno-cheddar-turkey-burgers-with-bbq-aioli/"><span lang="EN-US">burgers</span></a></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">grilling; I might add my small contribution to the season while there’s still time, full of cheese in the middle and using the leftover salsa from this&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/08/chorizo-chimichurri-and-salsa.html"><span lang="EN-US">chorizo sandwich</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">, my addition to street food last Sunday, which prompted a string of recipes coming to my mind faster than the roadrunner and left me wondering what was the hurry? &nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in; text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Or maybe it’s simply my cooking nature and I’m embracing it. &nbsp;A few days of continuously testing recipes, photographs, books piling up taking over half my available kitchen space, a few posts started so not to loose the momentum and ideas, followed by so much washing of dishes, floor sweeping and marble counter wiping, I ache for a manicure and nothing else. </span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Maybe coffee.</span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-syEGrNeY9_s/Uhy_49HGBiI/AAAAAAAAMAk/V8nqfCYB5Hs/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+065.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="498" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-syEGrNeY9_s/Uhy_49HGBiI/AAAAAAAAMAk/V8nqfCYB5Hs/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+065.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Then the idea that I just need, fervently, to declutter, not my recipe bucket list or my abandoned office space at home, but <i>my life</i>, popped up a few days ago and just made sense, prompted by reading a very simple thought - <i><a href="http://www.lifeohm.com/how-to-finally-eliminate-clutter/">Holding on to clutter comes from a scarcity mindset, a fear that you don’t have enough. When you are in a scarcity mindset, it becomes harder to reach your goals</a></i> – my newest addition to my <a href="https://findings.com/explore/">findings page</a>, a clever little tool, sort of a <a href="http://pinterest.com/cafemontenegro/boards/">pinterest</a> for quotes.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The clutter in the fridge has become easy to get rid of, these skillet blue cheese burgers a fine example, part beef, part pork, they took care not only of the ground beef and pork sausages but also the stray&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span><span style="text-align: justify;">chunks of cheese, a few slider buns I had made who knows when and four remaining garlic cloves – and isn’t my clay garlic baking ‘oven’ the cutest thing?.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">My only regret is the fear of whatever it is you can get from eating raw meat, so I cook my burgers too much, but hey, I always eat what I post, so a juicy burger was good on paper only. That will change when I buy my own meat grinding attachment. Am I really decluttering?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-otUjdEcosv0/Uhy_3t60hkI/AAAAAAAAMAU/p8MxENzz_zI/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+002.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-otUjdEcosv0/Uhy_3t60hkI/AAAAAAAAMAU/p8MxENzz_zI/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+002.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I4I6Qn4BAcc/Uhy_6QCQ5RI/AAAAAAAAMA0/1vbEW9JawXU/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+101.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="471" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I4I6Qn4BAcc/Uhy_6QCQ5RI/AAAAAAAAMA0/1vbEW9JawXU/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+101.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">After the fridge came my closet, or part of it; three large garbage bags later, all I can say is it looks a little neater, but nothing radical, so I’m torn between thinking there wasn’t that much clutter, read: clothes-that-haven’t-been-worn-in-years because that’s how we measure it, right?, or this getting rid of excess is a mind frame, a way of thinking and living. Of course I know the latter is the answer, I’ve known it for years, just used my freewill not to acknowledge it; and now I have to do something about it.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Anyway, in between blue cheese burger bites I’m enthusiastically getting rid of old baggage, which started a few months ago with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/04/buttermilk-cake-with-dulce-de-leche.html">the flood</a>;&nbsp;</span>after the water had done it’s thing I threw away so many wet boxes of papers and things that I swore I needed, it became twenty-carat-diamond clear they had no space in my life qualifying them for the extra work it meant to patiently scatter each piece of paper around the house hoping they would eventually dry. Do you know it can be days before an insignificant piece of paper completely dries? Sometimes nature does know how to make us wake up. Silver linings, many times I hate you.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNTSMz7bYAo/Uhy_4egevqI/AAAAAAAAMAc/DwbI8aksBOA/s1600/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+050-001.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="434" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNTSMz7bYAo/Uhy_4egevqI/AAAAAAAAMAc/DwbI8aksBOA/s640/BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER+050-001.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The blue cheese gave the burgers a sharp flavor and a small amount of mozzarella made that center melty. If I say it’s a cheese filled burger it better melt when I cut it. If you’re a double cheese type of person, go ahead and add more blue cheese to the top of the burger when you flip it. And a few slices of tomatoes and onions work as well as the salsa as a topping. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Of course, <i>nothing</i>beats grilling burgers outside instead of cooking them in a skillet. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US">SKILLET BLUE CHEESE BURGERS<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;I suggest you use a large skillet so you can make all the burgers at the same time. And you can warm the buns in the oven too instead of adding them to the skillet.&nbsp;</span>I have the little garlic oven, but some foil works as well.</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">You can make sliders too, and you will get about double the amount.<br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><i><span lang="EN-US">Makes 4 sandwiches<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #254061; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha: 100.0%; mso-style-textfill-fill-color: #254061; mso-style-textfill-fill-colortransforms: lumm=50000; mso-style-textfill-fill-themecolor: accent1; mso-themecolor: accent1; mso-themeshade: 128;">Ingredients<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">7oz (200g) pork sausage (no casings) or ground pork <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">14oz (400g) ground beef, with no more than 15% fat<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4 garlic cloves<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Salt and black pepper<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4oz (115g) blue cheese, crumbled<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">2 mozzarella cheese, sliced<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">1 cup Salsa, <i><a href="http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com/2013/08/chorizo-chimichurri-and-salsa.html">see recipe here</a></i><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">4 burger slider buns<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L9EjohqVmh8/Uhy_zhKWt1I/AAAAAAAAMAE/FHqPxaKZrjs/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L9EjohqVmh8/Uhy_zhKWt1I/AAAAAAAAMAE/FHqPxaKZrjs/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER1.jpg" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="color: #254061; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha: 100.0%; mso-style-textfill-fill-color: #254061; mso-style-textfill-fill-colortransforms: lumm=50000; mso-style-textfill-fill-themecolor: accent1; mso-themecolor: accent1; mso-themeshade: 128;">Directions<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Preheat oven to 350ºF and roast garlic cloves wrapped in foil with a drizzle of olive oil, until tender, about 30 minutes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">In a bowl mix pork, beef and mashed garlic. Add salt (not too much since the blue cheese is salty) and black pepper. Mix very well with your hands for a few minutes; this part is important so the proteins in the meats break down and bind the whole thing together. You can also knead it with a stand mixer, something I recommend if you’re making burgers for a crowd.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Heat skillet over medium/low heat. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts. Take each part, divide it in two, flatten one into a disk and add some blue cheese and a smaller amount of mozzarella. Top with the remaining portion of meat and carefully cover the cheese, making sure the sides are sealed. Flatten it without letting the cheese spill.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Repeat with remaining meat and cheeses.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Add patties to the skillet, and cook them for about 7 - 10 minutes on each side, until golden. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Push the meat to one side, stacking them if needed, or transfer them to a tray, and keep them warm in a very low oven. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Divide the salsa in two. Increase the heat to high, add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet and half a cup of salsa. Sautée it for a minute or two and add the bottom of the buns if you want to the skillet, so they warm up and soak some of the juices.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">Mix the fresh salsa with the cooked one. Put the burgers with salsa on top between the warm bread and eat.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZX-shlpCW90/Uhy_2Xvv_PI/AAAAAAAAMAM/zr-GJrYsp9g/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZX-shlpCW90/Uhy_2Xvv_PI/AAAAAAAAMAM/zr-GJrYsp9g/s1600/2013-08-22+BLUE+CHEESE+BURGER.jpg" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b>Today's five related recipes worth looking at:</b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blue_cheese_burgers/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Blue Cheese Burgers</span></b></a> from Simply Recipes</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/roasted-grape-blue-cheese-honey-crostini/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese and Honey Crostini</span></b></a> from Two Peas and Their Pod</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2013/08/garlic-black-pepper-pork-burgers-with-sriracha-slaw-recipe.html"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Garlic Pork Burgers with Sriracha Slaw</span></b></a> from Life Ambrosia</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://deliciousshots.blogspot.com.ar/2013/08/brioche-buns-lamb-burgers-and-sweets.html"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Brioche Buns and Lamb Burgers</span></b></a> from Delicious Shots</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/01/bleu-blue-cheese-dressing-recipe-salad/"><b><span style="color: #073763;">Blue Cheese Salad Dressing</span></b></a> from David Lebovitz</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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