Rockin’ Black and Blue Burger

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All right, folks, this Rockin’ Black and Blue Burger kicks ass.   Sorry, but it does.  Just enough spice with the rub and killer good Cajun mayo.  We even went over the top and got some bacon-infused Wagyu beef patties from our good friends at www.FoodShedExchange.com (check out their marketplace).   Combined with top-notch melted blue cheese, all on a toasted Kaiser roll with the fixins.   Are you kidding me???   This rockin’ taste sensation will blow you away!  100% Loon Approved!


Rockin' Black and Blue Burger
 
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This Rockin' Black and Blue Burger brings all the right flavors together for a HUGE taste sensation with every bite. A little kick, a little tang, and a whole lot of flavor. Woo hoo!
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Recipe type: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 - 5
Ingredients
  • FOR THE BLACKENED SPICE MIX:
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme seeds
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • FOR THE CAJUN MAYO:
  • ¾ cup of mayo, homemade or good quality jarred
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • FOR THE BURGERS:
  • 2 lbs ground beef (80% is good...Wagyu beef is even better!)
  • 2 cups good-quality blue cheese, crumbled
  • Green leaf lettuce, cut into pieces
  • Fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • 4 - 5 Kaiser rolls, halved
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Instructions
  1. MAKE THE RUB:
  2. Mix together all the rub ingredients in a small bowl
  3. MAKE THE CAJUN MAYO:
  4. Mix together all the mayo ingredients in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge until ready to use.
  5. MAKE THE ROCKIN' BURGERS:
  6. Prepare your grill to medium-high heat, for direct heat cooking.
  7. Form about 4 - 5 patties out of the beef (about ⅓ to ½ lb each).
  8. Dredge the patties in the rub until completely covered, set aside.
  9. Grill the burgers over direct heat until your liking...about 145F for medium
  10. Meanwhile, brush the buns with a good helping of the melted butter.
  11. When burgers are almost done, place about ¼ cup of cheese on top (or more or less, whatever you like). Close the grill lid to allow the cheese to melt.
  12. You can finish the burger off under a broiler for about a minute, if you want the cheese to brown a bit on top...(a nice touch).
  13. Place the buns on the grill, and cook them until they are toasted on the bottom sides (about 1 to 2 minutes).
  14. ASSEMBLE THE BURGERS:
  15. Slather a good helping of the Cajun mayo on the bottom bun.
  16. Place the burger on top of the mayo.
  17. Now, top with the tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles (optional).
  18. Top with toasted bun.
  19. EAT.

 

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