(Red, White) and BLUE Burgers

Fire up that grill! Nothing more American than some local burgers. Happy almost Memorial Day Weekend to one and all!

adapted from Good Meat, Debra Krasner

Serves 4

1 pound ground grass-fed and finished beef

Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper

Approximately ¼ pound blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola, Stilton, or Maytag (also, try substituting your other favorite sharp-flavored cheeses like cheddar, Asiago, etc.), made from grass-fed milk.

Combine meat with salt and pepper. Form into four balls, taking care not to overwork the mixture. Poke a hole in each ball, insert a small piece of the cheese, and seal the cheese inside the burger by pinching the meat back over it.

Heat a dry, seasoned, cast-iron skillet, over medium heat, until the edges of the pan are hot to a glancing touch. Immediately reduce to low heat and add the patties to the pan. Cook the patties slowly and gently until browned (about 4 minutes on each side). Better yet, fire up that grill!

Serve immediately, with rolls or atop raw or cooked greens.

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