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Who doesn’t like a good burger!  This pub style blue cheese burger with homemade buns are on a whole other level.  The juiciness of the patty, savoriness of the cheese sauce and softness of the buns are the perfect combo to elevate an American classic.

How to make the best homemade buns.

Homemade burger buns

Normally, I would go with store bought brioche style buns for my burgers.  However I wanted to challenge myself and bake my own.  I’m definitely not a baker.  It’s an intimidating process for me, but if I can do it, anyone can!

The recipe I used was by Joshua Weissman.  The buns are a combination between a brioche and Japanese milk bread dough. The ingredients are simple consisting of whole milk, water, sea salt, bread flour, egg and unsalted butter.

For step by step instructions visit Burger Buns

How to make the perfect burger patty.

The components to this dish are very simple.  For the patty, I went with a 80/20 blend of ground beef.  Generously season with your choice of BBQ rub and some Worcestershire sauce.  By hand, mix in the seasoning with the meat making sure it’s evenly distributed throughout. For the patty molding, instead of shaping patties by hand, I used a burger press to ensure all my patties where the same size. You can find burger presses at any local hardware store.  Even sizes result is even cooks. 

Perfectly formed beef patty

Grilled Beef Patty

Take a handful of mixed ground beef and weigh each scoop to 1/2 lbs.  Roll into an even balls and use the burger press to shape the patty.  I highly recommend using parchment paper on the base and top of the beef.  This helps prevent the meat sticking to the equipment.  Place the formed patties in the fridge to firm up while you prepare the cheese sauce.

In a mixing bowl, add some mayo, buttermilk, red wine vinegar and blue or gorgonzola cheese crumbles.  Fold it in with a spoon until all the ingredients are mixed together.

Time to grill up the Pub Style Blue Cheese Burgers.

Preheat the grill to 250 degrees and set for indirect heat. Keep the patties on the grill for about 20 minutes flipping them half way through. Season each side of the patty once they hit the grates.  Remove them off the grill at 135 degrees internal temperature.  Let them rest for 10 minutes before assembling the burger.  

To assemble, add some fresh arugula salad and red onion.  Toast the homemade buns and add a generous scoop of the blue cheese sauce.  Enjoy!
 

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Pub Style Blue Cheese Burger

Who doesn’t like a good burger!  This pub style blue cheese burger with homemade buns are on a whole other level. 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Homemade Buns

    Tangzhong

    • 2 tbsp Bread flour
    • 2 tbsp Water
    • 4 tbsp Water

    Dough

    • 1/2 cup Whole Milk (95 degrees)
    • 1 tbsp Instant yeast
    • 2.5 cups Bread flour
    • 1 tsp Sea salt
    • 2.5 tbsp Sugar
    • 1 Whole egg
    • 1 Egg yolk
    • 3 tbps Unsalted butter (softened)

    Burger Ingredients

    • 2 lbs Ground beef (80/20 blend)
    • 4 tbsp BBQ seasoning
    • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 5 oz Blue or Gorngonzola Cheese Crumbles
    • 2 tbsp Mayo
    • 1 tbsp Buttermilk
    • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar

    Instructions 

    • For full bun instructions, please visit https://www.joshuaweissman.com/post/burger-buns
    • In a mixing bowl, add ground beef, BBQ seasoning and Worcestershire sauce.  mix it all together and scoop out 1/2 lb. balls. Form the patties using a burger press. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
    • In a mixing bowl, add some mayo, heavy cream, red wine vinegar and blue or gorgonzola cheese crumbles. Fold it in with a spoon until all the ingredients are mixed together.
    • Preheat the grill to 250 degrees and set for indirect heat. Keep the patties on the grill for about 20 minutes flipping them half way through.
    • Remove them off the grill once they hit 135 degrees internally.  Let them rest for 10 minutes before assembling the burger.  
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    About Maciek

    I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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