Even though Jackie Madill made the recipe up just this week, she had so many requests come in for one, she put one together! See it below!
SEATTLE -- If you're planning on tailgating for the Seahawks game (or if you want to grill it up at home!) you will definitely want to make this burger. Trust me. I don't want to say that ate my half and almost ate the rest of the PLATTER afterwards, but, well, I would have.
Watch Jackie Madill show you how to put bacon IN the ground beef AND on top of the burger; along with Beechers cheese, grilled apple, and even blackberries. Yes, it's non-traditional, but our entire crew polished off every last crumb, so be the most popular person at the tailgate by making these gems! More ideas: wabeef.org
Blue Friday Burgers
Celebrating the finest Seattle has to offer. A savory-sweet-salty combination of peak-of-season local blackberries and new crop apples with bacon-spiked Beef Burgers and melted Beecher’s Flagship cheddar cheese.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg or 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
¼ cup bread crumbs
½ cup crispy fried bacon, chopped into bacon bits
4 slices Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar
2 pints fresh blackberries
1 green apple, cored and sliced 1/8-inch thick into approx. 8 slices
8 slices bacon, cooked
1 cup mixed baby salad greens
4 onion or Kaiser hamburger buns
- Gently combine beef, egg or mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and bacon bits. Lightly shape into patties or use patty press to form 4 equal burger patties. For tailgating, these can be formed and placed in an airtight container with wax paper for separate. Store in refrigerator until ready to load into cooler.
- Place fresh blackberries in a pot over medium heat on stove or grill burner. Gently mash with a fork until the berries release their juices. Allow to simmer over low heat until the liquid reduces. You can add a bit of sugar to sweeten to taste as well as a bit of corn starch to help thicken the sauce if needed. This sauce can be served warm over burgers. Or, for Tailgating, cool sauce and store in airtight container for transport in cooler.
- To prepare burgers, place patties and apple slices on grill grid over medium, ash-covered coals or medium heat from gas. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Grill apple slices, 5-7 minutes or until tender, brushing with oil and turning once.
- Warm buns if desired. Top hot burger patties with slice of Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar and 1-2 Tablespoons blackberry sauce. Layer grilled apple slices, bacon slices and baby greens on bun.
- Enjoy in the parking lot or on your patio this Friday while you cheer on the Seahawks. Go Hawks!