Celebrate America’s birthday with this patriotic spin on the quintessential backyard barbecue classic—a beefy, char-grilled handheld meal made even more tantalizing with oozing cheese and a drippy sauce with the funky piquancy of blue cheese and the soothing mellowness of mayo. If the snappy, smoky cross hatch of bacon on top of the patty gilds the lily for you, feel free to forego it. But this is an anniversary celebration after all, so we went whole hog.
Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July Burger
Time: 25-30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Mayo with Avocado Oil
- 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing
- 1 teaspoon blue cheese crumbles
- 6 oz. organic grass-fed ground beef (80/20)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 slice Swiss cheese
- 3-4 big leaves of iceberg lettuce
- 1 thick slice of a beefsteak tomato 2 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
- 1 teaspoon Primal Kitchen Ketchup
*Parchment or food-safe paper for wrapping the burger
- Heat a gas grill to high, or heat coals in a charcoal grill until they glow bright orange and ash over.
- Meanwhile, make the burger sauce by combining the mayo, ranch, and blue cheese crumbles. Mix with a spoon until just combined, and set aside.
- Form the ground beef into a burger-shaped patty. Season the outside of the burger well with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Brush the grill grate with a bit of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, or spray with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray.
- Grill the burger until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 3 minutes. Flip the burger over and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.
- Place cheese slice on top of burger and allow to cook another 1 minute for medium rare.
- For medium, cook the burger on the second side for 4 minutes, add the cheese slice, and allow to cook for another 1 minute.
- For medium-well to well, cook the burger on the second side for 5 minutes, add the cheese slice, and allow to cook for another 1 minute.
- Remove burger from the grill, and place on top of a few lettuce leaves. Add the tomato slice, bacon slices, and spoon on a bit of Primal Kitchen Ketchup. Spoon on blue cheese sauce, then add a couple more lettuce leaves.
- Wrap the bottom half of the burger with parchment paper to ensure it stays together when you bite into it.
Nutritional information (per serving):
Carbs: 5.5 grams
Fat: 74.4 grams
Protein: 46 grams
Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer.
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