I know this weekend is Mother’s Day but I’ve been having trouble lately trying to identify the line between planning ahead and skipping ahead. Sorry, I just sort of mentally moved past planning for Mom’s day because I’m really wanting to stay ahead of things. I’d have to say these burgers are definitely more of a Father’s Day thing. Although, knowing how much my mom enjoys a burger, maybe even more than my dad, I’d bet high that there are a lot of other moms who’d love nothing more than a towering, two-hands-required, cheese-stuffed burger served in their honor.
I mean, you’d think with the fact that I cook and try new recipes basically everyday I’d switch up more often but my family still has their favorites that we gravitate towards and I still have my arsenal of easy go-tos for days when I’m not feeling very creative. There are just so many food possibilities and so many things I’m always wanting to try but having such a big fam works both ways.
What I mean is that, yes, there are more people to try new things than your average family and therefore I can usually count on at least one person to like my latest experiment, but there are also more palates to please so when I’m attempting to please them all at once my choices are a lot more limited. Does that make sense?
Grilling out always makes the whole gang happy though, and we’d do it more but the style of grilling here in Chile is a bigger ordeal than just heating up a small gas grill. It requires pyrotechnics and wood and stuff, so it’s definitely a job for the boys and I don’t always feel like asking them to mess with it. But we decided to make the most of a recent sunny day and grill burgers because I’m pretty sure nice days will be few and far between over the next few months.
Regretfully, we didn’t grill out nearly as much as I wanted to over the summer so everyone was acting as if they’d never had a burger before and totally loving them, which was really amusing to me for some reason. There’s nothing like watching the carnivore inside a teenage boy come alive. Oh, and speaking of that, did I tell you that my youngest brother just became a teen? Yeah, Brock is a very unique character and, I’ve said this before but, I think we’re all a little surprised that he survived this far into his life (jk…..mostly).
Today happens to be my brother-in-law Josh’s b-day and his mom and brother are here visiting to celebrate with him. They flew in all the way from the States and so kindly brought us some hard-to-get items in their extra luggage space, including my new lens that I’m so excited about. I’ve had it for a few days but it’s still a stranger to me and it doesn’t feel right in my hands yet. I just need a little time to get to know it and then I’m sure it will be my new bff.
Okay, and now that I’ve been rambling on and on I’m finally going to get to actually talking about this recipe. These monster awesome burgers will totally complete your mother’s, father’s, or just just plain old boring week day! Those of you who live up North have all kinds of summer holidays coming that you’re probably gonna need inspiration for so you have no excuse, you’ve gotta try these! They’re also so simple people, for reals. Here, let me break it down to prove my point;
Heat the grill then season and pat out the meat,
Stir up the filling and stuff the burgers, then wrap in bacon and let em have it with some heat,
Now gather your toppings and buns and put it all together like a pro and you’re DONE!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 16 slices uncooked bacon
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened enough to be spreadable but not warm
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, split (gluten free if needed)
- Onion, avocado, and/or tomato, thinly sliced
- Lettuce leaves
- favorite condiments: hot sauce, spicy mustard, bbq.....
- Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat (If you don't have one you can cook the patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat or bake them on a foil lined baking tray at 350 degrees F (180 C).
- Mix the softened cream cheese and egg yolks in a small to medium bowl until combined. Stir in blue cheese, salt, and pepper until combined then set mixture aside for a moment.
- Mix together the beef and worchestershire in a medium mixing bowl then divide into 4 burgers. Flatten the patties out on a foil lined tray until about 3/4 inch thin. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of cheese mixture onto each patty then fold up the sides around the cheese mixture like you're wrapping a present and press it together to seal as well as you can. Now wrap each burger in 4 slices of bacon.
- Place the patties over heated grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. (If you think you may have trouble keeping the burgers together over the open grill they can be grilled on top of the foil as well) Toast hamburger buns during the last minute of grilling if desired.
- Serve hot with any of your desired toppings.