Monday, April 23, 2012

Curt's Grilled Black and Blue Bacon Angus Burger Recipe

Another bragging post of course... A proud mom seeing her youngest son excel in the world of cooking adding many new ideas.  Curt is one of those kids (oops men)  that loves food. There are no boundaries when taking good quality ingredients and taking it to the next level. 

He took over the grill with his determination to make mom not only proud but prove he had the better combination of flavors in making a mouth watering burger.  I was not surprised to take one bite and fail my 8 months of dieting with no meat to succumb to eating the whole burger... Blue cheese, bacon crumbles and Angus Beef?  Really too tempting to resist! My will power just went out the window!  What a great way to celebrate my birthday and weight loss... I have no regrets! You only live once right?  I am so happy to have two sons that love to cook.. Chad is more the dessert maker in the family and breakfast lover and Curt loves to create his own dishes based on what he loves....

Use an age Danish Blue Cheese he said, at least aged 60 days.  He said you don't need much. A little on each burger will go a long way, it's a very strong tasting cheese. 
 I love blue cheese so there is no such thing as too much for me!

Make sure you use a maple flavored bacon, cook it extra crispy and crumble is up!

This is an unforgettable burger for sure... this one is AAA
Thanks for a great birthday meal... oh it's not until Thursday but I will be on a plane heading for Arizona on vacation then, so this was a wonderful pre birthday dinner! Thanks honey!


Here's what you will need to make this burger:

Worcestershire Sauce
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
garlic powder
6 to 8 Angus burger patties or sirloin burgers
Cooked and crumbled maple flavored bacon or use your favorite kind
Danish blue cheese aged at least 60 days buy a good grade cheese
Butter
Buns of your choice lightly buttered and toasted on the grill

Garnish suggestions: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, sauteed peppers , mushrooms, fresh sliced tomatoes, avocado, lettuce leaves, minced garlic, pickles or whatever your heart desires on a burger

Sprinkle each burger with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Heat the grill on high for around 10 minutes and set to low.
Set seasoned burgers on the grill.

Grill on low for around 10 minutes. ( Depending on how you like your burger, less time for medium rare or rare).  Flip and continue to cook another 10 minutes and baste with a few more drops of Worcestershire sauce  to your desired doneness. Toast buns on the grill at this point. Top each burger with some crumbled Danish blue cheese and crumbled crispy bacon. Close the lid for around 2 minutes allowing for the cheese to melt for creaminess.

Place the cooked burger on a buttery toasted bun. Garnish with toppings and condiments of choice, enjoy.

Maybe you'll remember some of Curt's other guest posts?

Curt's Lemon Reggiano Chicken
Curt's Potato Skins
Curt's Italian Wing Feast
Curt's Sesame Chicken Bites
Curt's 18 wing dipping sauces


Oh yes, one bite and I was hooked this didn't last long! 
 Thanks  again Curt for my pre birthday dinner this was great!

26 comments:

Federica said...

This is a burger as it should be! Bye, have a good week

Tina Bk said...

I was planning to grill burgers tonight so this is a very timely post. It looks delicious-I need to see if I have any more blue cheese left!
Happy pre birthday,sweet friend! Glad to see you are going on a much needed vacation for a little R&R! Make sure that you make every minute count and I look forward to your return!

The Mom Chef said...

How cool is it that your son cooked you dinner! Bravo Curt!

Happy birthday to you! I hope that the trend of good things that the dinner started continues for you throughout this next year.

(An Angus burger with bacon and blue cheese? I'd have been disappointed if you hadn't broken your diet for that meal!)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Happy pre birthday! Great burgers!

Lizzy said...

Please thank Curt for this amazing recipe!!! I'd break my diet for it, too! Sounds like you have a fun birthday planned :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Sounds like a great flavor combination when grilling burgers this summer.

Greg said...

Wow this burger seems awesome! I love blue cheese, great combination here.

Claudia said...

This is a classic - let that man cook! We have just reached grilling season and am yearning to grill up some of these beauties.

Alida said...

Angus beef is the best. What a lovely burgers..yum

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Happy almost birthday!! You're so lucky to have been blessed with sons who can cook. The burger looks divine - if it were on a menu at a restaurant I'd pay $10 for a burger that awesome :)

Big Dude said...

he looks like a man enjoying his work and the burgers sound outstanding. I read the links and especially enjoyed the wing ones.

Torviewtoronto said...

burgers look fabulous
have a wonderful birthday looking forward to the post

Catherine said...

Oh Dear Claudia, What a beautiful treat
to have your son cook for you. It's wonderful that your sons love to cook. You taught them to love good food and I am sure good memories of you and them cooking in the kitchen. That is the best thing that we can pass on to our children, memories.
I wish you a wonderful birthday. I am so happy that we met in this world of blogging. I consider you my good friend.
Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo

Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

I LOVE black and blue burgers!! This looks great. Buzzed!!

Reeni said...

Mouth-watering! Have a great trip! Happy Birthday!

Kimberly (Unrivaledkitch) said...

looks delicious. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn Kendall said...

oh this burger looks great! awesome job!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I'm with you Claudia, it's hard to pass up a good burger. These sound wonderful and so nice that your son made them. Happy early birthday. I hope it's a great one!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Sounds like a great burger. And a great son for making you this birthday meal!

Cucina49 said...

Ooh, I love a good burger--and blue cheese is always a perfect topping!

Asmita said...

Omg, this would be a major hit at my place. Looks so moist, juicy and delicious!

Jennifer said...

Hmmm, my sons would approve!! :)

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I love blue cheese burgers! Yum!

Elisabeth said...

What a blessed mom you are, Claudia'
Your son Curt really loves to make great food, and making the most delicious Angus burger your way...I would love that too...simple, creative and amazing burger the way I would like it!
Happy Birthday, my dear friend...looks like you have a great fun trip planned!
xo

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I'd give my right arm for some maple bacon!

Looks like great burgers and Curt's a cutie!

motherrimmy said...

Boy would this burger please my husband! It's on my list for our next BBQ.