Easy Blue Cheese Burgers and Interview with Myron Mixon
June 26, 2013
From the frontlines of the competition circuit comes this dispatch from NibbleMeThis, who brings the spirit of Myron Mixon’s “Everyday Barbecue” cookbook to the Grilling.com community.
The new season of BBQ Pitmasters fired up on Sunday, June 2nd on the Destination America channel at 9pm Eastern time (8pm cst). I had the opportunity to interview world champion pitmaster, author, and restauranteur Myron Mixon about the show and his new book, “Everyday Barbecue.”
I made these easy blue cheese stuffed burgers inspired by the spirit of “Everyday Barbecue.” Grilling and BBQ isn’t magic or voodoo. It does not have to be hard and you should be able to enjoy it during the week too. This is another entry of mine for Destination America’s Red, White, and Food during their Meat Week.
Myron Mixon is the “winningest man in BBQ and the baddest pitmaster there is”. In Season 1 Myron was a competitor but since then he has been one of the show’s judges, holding the pitmasters to a high standard….his own. Here’s the interview with video courtesy of Destination America.
I’m glad that I was able to make it through the interview without “chapping his ass” as Myron has been known to say.
Hmmm guest judges, who could they be? The judges and contestants are bound by confidentiality agreements so Memphis in May was fun with people that I KNOW are going to be on this season playing coy and doing the “I can neither confirm nor deny” drill.
So – about those burgers.
Easy Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ingredients (3 thick burgers)
1 lb ground chuck
2 tsp burger seasoning
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
3 hamburger buns, toasted
desired garnishes (I used tomato, red onion, and shredded red leaf lettuce)
- Preheat a charcoal grill to 450f. Clean the grates as needed. Chances are…it’s needed.
- Season the ground chuck (see tip). You can use a commercially available burger seasoning or make your own. I like to use 3/4 tsp kosher salt, 3/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp granulated garlic for a simple yet tasty seasoning.
- Divide the burger meat into 6 equal portions. Form each into a thin 4″ patty.
- Top 3 of the patties with about 1 Tbsp each of blue cheese. Top with the three remaining patties. Work around the edges of each set of patties, kneeding and sealing them together.
- Lightly oil your grill grates. Grill the burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 160f, about 4-5 minutes per side.