It is spring, that means it’s time for burgers.
Whether you are grilling them or using your air fryer, hamburgers are one of America’s favorite food. And there is many flavors and kinds. So, it’s time to start featuring a different burger each week, so you can cover some of them this year.
When I was a child, we only had fast food burger joints, nowadays there are SO many to choose from, there seems to be a burger joint popping up every few months, and some of the most famous people in the world have started something, so they must be on to something. Last time I checked, Mark Wahlberg (and his brother Danny), Norman Reedus, Susan Sarandon, Johnathan Jackson, Steve Burton and plenty other celebrities.
So, with all of this culture of making high-end burgers, here are some hints for you to make them at your own house, so you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own backyard.
- 80/20 meat is highly recommended, since you need the fat, to help keep the meat nice and juicy, while it cooks
- Shape the patties once, if you keep on handling them burgers, they will change the texture of the burger.
- Save the seasonings, for right before cooking the burger, if you put on salt too soon, it will dry out your meat. Since salt pulls out the liquid.
- Put a small indication into the center of the burger, since it will prevent the burger from puffing up.
- Always flip just once, during the cooking process, do not press down, when you flip, like most of us do, as it will let the burger juices escape.
- The USDA recommends cooking beef until it has an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
Kitchen Items Used: (Note: Affiliate links are included in this post)
Air Fryer-Gourmet Blue Cheese Burgers
- 3 pounds lean ground meat (80/20)
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- 1/8 cup minced fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 12 brioche hamburger rolls
Optional: Lettuce, red onions, tomato slices, etc.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the meat, blue cheese, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and dry mustard.
Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Just enough for the meat to firm up.
Then shape them into patties (I made 12) and as you make them place them directly into the air fryer basket.
Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, for 6 minutes, after 6 minutes flip the burgers.
Note: Eating raw meat can get you ill, always check with a meat thermometer before you eat.
You can place a piece of cheese on top of the burger, or place directly on a bun. Plate, serve and Enjoy!