Blue Cheese Ranch Burger

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (96% lean)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 package Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • blue cheese (2 tablespoons per burger), plus some for the top of each burger
  • 2 fresh apricots, grilled (drizzled with olive oil and honey and sprinkled with kosher salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes)

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix salt, pepper, onion salt, ranch salad dressing mix, egg and egg white into ground beef lightly with a fork. Form beef into six patties, adding the blue cheese individually before forming each burger patty.

Line baking sheet with foil and place patties on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes for well done. Check at 11-12 minutes for medium.

Lay burger patty on arugula that has been dressed in a drizzle of olive oil and the juice of  1/2 lemon, plus a pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Top burger with caramelized onions and fennel and sliced, grilled apricot.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris