RECIPES: Recipe Details
Apple-Caraway Bleu Burgers
3 Tbsp. whole caraway seeds
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 large or two small Fuji apples, cored and cut into six 1/4" thick slices
2 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
4-5 Tbsp. sweet-hot mustard
4 Tbsp. creamy Gorgonzola or blue cheese, softened to room temperature
6 Kaiser rolls, sliced in half lengthwise
Olive oil for grill
In a mortar & pestle, pound caraway seeds until "broken" and fragrant. In a large bowl, combine beef, 2 Tbsp. caraway, onion powder, salt & pepper. Combine well and form into six patties.
Toss apple slices with 1-2 T. mustard and remaining caraway.
Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat and brush with olive oil. Cook patties 5-8 minutes per side to your taste, turning once. Grill both slices of apples until just blackened and heated through but still crunchy (about 5 minutes total).
Lightly toast rolls on cut side. Remove from heat and spread one side with equal portions of remaining mustard, spread the other side with cheese. Later bottom of rolls with one burger, one apple slice and remaining top of bun.
I accidentally listed the meat type as pork, so I'm submitting again (sorry!). Love apples, mustard and bleu cheese. The trick is to get a nice caramelized crust on the apples but still have a crunchy texture. I love my burgers medium rare, and the addition of caraway adds an earthiness that goes great with Cabernet.