Black And Blue Cajun Burger- this all beef burger is thick and juicy and is combined with a blend of seasoning to give it that blackened taste. A blue cheese remoulade and crunchy kettle chips top it off!
The other day I noticed a marquee sign outside of a market that read ” Beer and baseball; must be spring.” I thought to myself that sign is true enough, baseball and beer do go hand in hand with spring, but so do burgers and brats. I don’t know about your house, but in my house, spring marks the beginning of the grilling season!
I love grilled food! Any grilled food, even nachos, and quesadillas. That smoky smell and taste are undeniably delicious. I could have just eaten a big turkey dinner, but if I catch a whiff of food on the grill, I’ll find myself craving big juicy cheeseburgers!
The first burger of the season is always special. This burger will set the pace for the rest of the grilling season. It has to be bold; it has to be flavorful, and it has to be delicious. This black and blue Cajun burger was all of the above. The black in this burger comes from the blend of Cajun seasoning that I incorporate into the beef, and the blue comes from the blue cheese remoulade that is spooned on top. The kettle chips are the surprise; they add unexpected crunch and taste to this fantastic black and blue burger!
Black and Blue: What You Can Do
I know we all love lean ground beef, but if you use beef with a little bit of fat, your burger will be juicier than if you simply used all lean beef. Beef is a natural source of essential nutrients, which makes a great protein source you can enjoy every day.
Adjust the seasoning to your tastes. This burger isn’t as “black” like some other recipes because I knew my family couldn’t handle it. Increase the amount if you like it to be truly blackened.
The remoulade would taste just as good if feta were used in place of the blue cheese. I am partial to blue cheese and like the “black and blue “combo.
You might be inclined to omit the chips. The burger would still be wonderful without them. But something truly magical happens when you taste the spicy beef, the creamy remoulade, and the crunchy chips altogether.
Beef up your diet for good health! You many not realize that research shows that including lean beef daily as part of a healthy diet can help lower cholesterol levels, and exercise is more effective when paired with a high-protein diet.
- 2 lb ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 teaspoon stone ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Kettle chips
- 6 Hamurger buns
- Preheat an outdoor grill.
- Place beef in a bowl and by hand, mix in the salt, paprika, oregano, cumin, pepper, cayenne, chili powder and garlic. Mix just until seasoning is incorporated. Shape beef into 6 patties and place on the hot grill.
- Grill burgers for 3 minutes, flip and grill the second side for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- While the burgers are grilling, combine mayo, mustard, lemon juice, and blue cheese; stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place lettuce on the bottoms of 6 hamburger buns. Top lettuce with a hamburger followed by a dollop of remoulade and finishing off with kettle chips.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 707Total Fat 45gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 144mgSodium 946mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 47g