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Blueberry Burger

Blueberry Burger

Total Time: 00h 35m
Hands-on Time: 00h 35m
Makes: 4 servings

This grilled blueberry burger recipe starts with a simply seasoned beef patty, then goes all the way to gourmet with an exquisitely flavored blueberry sauce, jalapeño relish (optional) and a creamy, herb-laced goat cheese spread — all of which meld together perfectly into an unforgettable summer meal.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean (85/15) ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea or Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic® Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic® Garlic Powder
  • 4 brioche buns, split and toasted
  • ½ cup jalapeño relish (optional
  • FOR THE BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (we used wild blueberries)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey
  • ¾ teaspoon Simply Organic® Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon sea or Himalayan pink salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Simply Organic® Black Pepper, plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • FOR THE HERBED GOAT CHEESE:
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

To Make the Burgers:
  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and mix thoroughly. Form into four half-pound patties.
  3. Preheat grill. Place patties on grill over direct heat. For a medium burger, cook for 5 to 6 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on the other side. Remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
To Make the Blueberry Sauce:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add blueberries, balsamic vinegar, honey, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, pepper and thyme, and stir well to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, until berries burst and sauce thickens slightly. (Sauce will thicken more as it cools.) Let cool slightly before adding to burgers.
To Make the Herbed Goat Cheese:
  1. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, mash goat cheese into a spreadable consistency. Stir in olive oil, honey, lemon juice, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.
To Assemble Burgers:
  1. Toast buns. Spread goat cheese on tops and bottoms of buns. Place burger patty on bottom bun, top with blueberry sauce and jalapeño relish, and add top bun. Enjoy!