Buffalo-Style Blue Cheese Burgers with Sour Cream & Celery Root Slaw

"What warms you up more than buffalo-style anything? Here's my buffalo burger, made with beef instead of chicken—and plenty of blue cheese!" —Rachael Ray
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buffalo blue cheese burger

Recipe by Rachael Ray

  • Makes 6 BurgersServings


  • 1 small celery root, peeled and shredded
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tbsp.)
  • Salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs (such as chives, flat-leaf parsley leaves, and dill sprigs), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • Pepper
  • 2 lb. ground beef (80% to 90% lean)
  • 2 tsp. each granulated garlic and granulated onion
  • About 1/3 cup cayenne hot sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
  • About 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 6 sesame seed buns (I like Big Marty’s), untoasted; or 6 kaiser rolls with poppy seeds, toasted; or 6 sandwich-size English muffins, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled smoked blue cheese (I like Oscar’s)
  • Spicy dill pickle slices


1. In a medium bowl, mix the celery root and lemon juice; season with salt. Mix in the sour cream, carrot, herbs, and Dijon; season the celery root slaw with pepper. 

2. Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium to medium–high. 

3. In a medium bowl, season the beef with salt and pepper. Mix in the granulated garlic and onion, hot sauce, and Worcestershire. Form into 6 patties (thinner in centers for even cooking). 

4. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in the skillet. Add 3 patties and cook, turning occasionally, for 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 1 tbsp. butter and 3 patties. 

5. Top the bun bottoms with the slaw, patties, blue cheese, pickles, and the bun tops.

Note: Any leftover celery root slaw is great on deli-meat sandwiches.