I tasted these burgers in Athens, Georgia. They were so good that I made my own recipe. It combines fresh basil, Gorgonzola cheese, and garlic, and it's easy enough for a quick and simple dinner. Serve them on toasted sourdough or ciabatta buns.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.

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  • Mix the ground sirloin, garlic, onion powder, Gorgonzola cheese, and basil together in a large bowl until evenly blended. Divide mixture evenly to form four patties.

  • Cook patties on preheated grill until meat is evenly browned and center is no longer pink, about 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 30.3g 61% DV; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 108.1mg 36% DV; sodium 348mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
Yum! Like another reviewer said you will lose quite a bit of the gorgonzola to the grill as it melts. I'm thinking of putting the cheese in the middle of the burger next time to try to hang on to more of it. I ended up adding a little cheese to the top of the burgers - excellent. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2014
Taste was ok. The burger fell apart cheese works better adding last or on the side. Does not store well so eat right away. Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
Yum! Like another reviewer said you will lose quite a bit of the gorgonzola to the grill as it melts. I'm thinking of putting the cheese in the middle of the burger next time to try to hang on to more of it. I ended up adding a little cheese to the top of the burgers - excellent. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
Wow this makes a delicious burger. I highly recommend this recipe. I used organic extra lean ground beef and accompanied the dish with sweet potato fries. I also put grilled onions and microgreens on the burger bun. Thanks for the recipe! Easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2014
This month Allrecipes challenged the Ambassadors to make a 6-ingredient recipe substituting some or all of the protein with sausage. I read the reviews on this recipe and there was an issue with the gorgonzola cheese melting out of the burger when it was grilled. I put the cheese inside the center of the burger which eliminated that problem. I substituted half of the ground beef with Johnsonville Mild Italian Ground Sausage which when combined with the chopped basil and garlic put this burger over the top. I typically eat my burgers medium but I didn t want the sausage uncooked for obvious reasons. But there was no reason for concern about overcooking because the mellow Gorgonzola cheese in the center and the sausage itself kept this burger moist and juicy with all ingredients complementing each other but not one dominating. This was divine 5 stars all the way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
My new favorite burgers. I added worchestershire sauce. I also saved 1/4 of the gorgonzola to put on top of the burger once it was finished cooking. I cooked the burgers on our inside grill. Delish!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2009
My husband liked these better than I did. I thought the basil was a bit overdone which made me sad because I had so much of it to use and was going to get rid of it in freezer burgers:p I would like to give this 5 stars because my husband liked it so much (he doesn't usually ask me what's in a burger but this time he did...when I asked why he asked he said "Because I taste something and I can't usually taste that".)...but I can't give it 5 because I really do believe the recipe calls for more basil than most adults (and certainly most kids) will find tolerable. Great concept and I will make it again reducing the basil by about a third. Thanks Caroline Anne! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Wonderfully done! Easy and very very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
I dont eat hamburgers that often but these were delicious! My boyfriend was really impressed too. After I had made the patties he said they looked like those burgers you get pre-made in the "speciality" section of the meat department. We both loved them. Definitely a great new spin on the hamburger. Great mixture of flavors! Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2008
These were pretty good burgers just not as wonderful as I wanted them to be. I will try them again using ground round maybe since the extra lean seemed a little dry to me. I think the cheese melted off during cooking so I will also add it on top at the end of cooking. The basil(from my garden:)) was a really nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2009
This was a solid recipe- good for when you want to change things up a bit. I think I just struggled with what to top my burger with....besides red onion & tomato. Mayo? Spicy mustard? My husband and I both need a sauce on our food without ruining the intended flavor or authenticity of the dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2014
Taste was ok. The burger fell apart cheese works better adding last or on the side. Does not store well so eat right away. Read More