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These Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce are an explosion of amazing flavors. From the peppercorn crusted patty, the sharp blue cheese, tangy dijon mustard, spicy arugula and the sweet cherry sauce, it’s an all around winning combo you must devour ASAP!
Wash these burgers down with a cold, refreshing glass of Pineapple Ginger Lemonade!
These Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce combine all of my favorite flavors and have become my new burger obsession. They are sure to be on repeat all summer long!
These burgers are everything from tangy, sharp to slightly sweet which is a winning combo in my book!
Tomorrow is my kid’s last day of school and to be honest, I can’t wait. There will be ugly tears because I’m emotional. My kids both had wonderful teachers this year and sadly we’ll be saying “see you later” to our favorite kindergartner teacher!
However, there’s no more worrying about getting up in the morning or sitting in the school pickup line. We’ll leisurely go about our day and it’ll be great. Ask me in August and I’ll let you know how it’s going.
One of my son’s favorite things to eat is a burger. No matter where we go, he’ll pick a burger over everything else on the menu. However, to be honest, he wouldn’t pick this burger. He’s a plain jane with cheese, lettuce and pickle.
As for me and my husband, we’re getting the craziest burger toppings on the menu. Always blue cheese for her and always a fried egg for him.
One bite of these Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce and I was in burger bliss.
The Dijon mustard on the bottom of the bun is tangy, the arugula is spicy, the burger patty has a delicious crust of peppercorn, the blue cheese is sharp and the cherry not ketchup on top ties everything together and lends a sweetness to the burger.
I served them with some steak fries that I seasoning with Burgers, Fries and more multi seasoning from Adams Extracts. It’s absolutely delicious and I’m looking forward to using the other seasoning on all types of grilling things this summer.
Tangy, sharp and slightly sweet is what you’ll get from one bite of these Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce!
Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce
Yield 4 servings
These Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce are an explosion of amazing flavors. From the peppercorn crusted patty, the sharp blue cheese, tangy dijon mustard, spicy arugula and the sweet cherry ketchup, it's an all-around winning combo you must devour ASAP!
- 1 1/3 lbs ground beef, (I use 80/20)
- kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely cracked peppercorns
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 handfuls arugula leaves
- 1/4 cup Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup
- Form beef into 4 patties. Sprinkle with salt.
- Place peppercorns onto plate and press one side of each patty onto the peppercorns.
- Grill patties on the grill, over medium heat about 10 minutes (5 mins per side)
- Divide blue cheese evenly among burgers the last 1 minute of cooking so it melts.
- Onto the bottom of each hamburger bun, spread Dijon mustard. Top with arugula, burger patty and top with cherry chipotle not ketchup.
Serving Size 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Trans Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 134 mg
Sodium 367 mg
Total Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 42 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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The Cherry Not Ketchup is from fellow blogger, Erika, from In Erika’s Kitchen and its absolutely delicious. She has a variety of other flavors (and they’re paleo and Whole30!) you can check out on Amazon (aff link) that I’m also looking forward to trying as I was so impressed with the cherry!
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