Friday, May 13, 2011

Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers with Quinoa-and-Bean Salad

I don't have a picture of the burgers but they were amazing. Probably the best burgers that I have ever had. The Quinoa-and-Bean salad was great as well.

Quinoa-and-Bean Salad
1 20 ounce can of kidney beans
2 cups cooked quinoa (3/4 cup raw)
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 bunches basil, chopped
Juice of 2 lemons

1. In a large bowl, mix together the kidney beans, quinoa, onion and basil. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and 1/2 cup evoo; season with salt and pepper. 3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve

Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
salt, pepper and garlic powder

1. Shape beef into eight thin patties. 2. Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese and bacon bits. Spoon onto four patties. Top with remaining patties and press to seal. 3. Grill for 7 minutes or until 160 degrees.

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