Summer burger recipes for the grill

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Chipotle BBQ Burgers

30 Minutes

Makes 4 burgers


1 1/4 pounds Ground Beef

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper, to taste

2/3 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin blue cheese, crumbled

Olive oil

4 sesame seed buns

Tomato slices


BBQ Sauce:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

3/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo, minced

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder

Salt and pepper, to taste


Make BBQ sauce. Heat olive oil in medium pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ketchup, brown sugar, honey, chipotle chiles, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire and mustard. Bring to boil and simmer 20 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Combine ground beef and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix and form into 8 thin patties. Distribute blue cheese evenly over center of 4 beef patties. Place remaining patties on top and pinch edges to seal cheese into center. Brush burgers with olive oil.

Heat grill or indoor grill pan over medium high heat. Grill burgers until cooked through, 5-7 minutes on each side.

Place burgers on buns; top with BBQ sauce, tomatoes and lettuce.

Zesty BBQ Cheeseburgers

25 to 30 minutes

Makes 4 servings


1 pound Ground Beef

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, divided

4 slices white Cheddar, pepper Jack, smoked Gouda or provolone cheese

4 whole wheat hamburger buns or pretzel rolls, split, toasted

Lettuce leaves, tomato slices and red onion slices


Combine Ground Beef, onion and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 1 minute before burgers are done, brush with remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce and top with cheese.

Line bottom half of each bun with lettuce leaves, tomato and red onion slices, as desired; top with burger. Close sandwiches.