Seared Burger with Original Blue Cheese

Seared Original Blue Burgers

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Makes 4 burgers


1 pound ground beef

pinch of salt & pepper

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

4 hamburger buns


sliced tomato

5 oz Point Reyes Original Blue 

Other optional condiments:

lettuce, pickles, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, etc.)


Place ground beef in bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.  Mix well with clean hands, then form into 4 loose balls, about ¼ pound each. 


Preheat griddle over medium-high heat and spray with nonstick spray.


Place the balls of ground beef onto the hot griddle.  After about 30 seconds of cooking, use a sturdy spatula to press each patty firmly, smashing the beef into patties, about ¼" thick each. 


Place sliced onions on an empty space on the griddle.  Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and stir frequently as they cook.  Cook about as long as the burgers, until they begin to brown and soften.


Allow burgers to cook for about 2-3 minutes until the edges start to turn brown and crispy.  Flip the patties, smash again, and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 


Remove cooked onions and patties from the griddle. 


Assemble the burgers by spreading mayo (and other optional condiments) on the bottom bun.  Top with a tomato slice, burger patty, grilled onions and Original Blue before closing with top bun.


Serve hot.