Beef burgers with blue cheese

Small Cow Blue

Small Cow Blue

Small Cow Farm make an incredibly delicious blue cheese. They make two actually, one called Small Cow Blue, it’s the stronger of the two. I have been waiting for them to come to market to get another wedge. They’re not there every week you see, and there was a mix up with their weeks. At last they returned.

Gilmore Braes Heritage Beef produce the tastiest mince. I love to make a very simple burger with it. In this wintery weather I thought a little rocket and some of that beautiful Small Cow Blue would make a great burger. I added a little fruit chutney for moisture and sweetness. It was  suitably rich and flavoursome for a cold night and very easy to whip up when I didn’t have the energy for much else. It was truly amazing.

Per burger

150 grams high quality beef mince
salt and pepper, to taste
1 panini or other suitable rolls
1 teaspoon fruit chutney
1/2 cup rocket
blue cheese, to taste (mine was quite rich so I only used a sliver a from the wedge)
Beef burger with blue cheese

Beef burger with blue cheese

Make a frying pan sizzling hot. Shape the mince into a patty the size of your roll, with as little mixing as possible. (My mince comes in a vacuum sealed bag so I simply cut it into the number of portions I want then throw them in the hot pan.) When the pan is hot, add the patties and season the top with salt and pepper. When blood rises to the surface of the patty, turn it over and cook on the other side. Then turn off the heat to allow the burgers to rest.

Meanwhile, cut the Panini in half, but don’t quite cut them all the way through. Spread the bottom half with the fruit chutney and arrange the rocket on top. Add the patty and then the cheese. Serve immediately.

I hope you like it as much as I did!

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