Mini Blue Cheese Burgers

Mini Blue Cheese Burgers
  • 8Servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup ketchup, plus more for basting
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • Salt
  • 8 tablespoons blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 8 slices baguette
  • 8 dill pickle halves


In a bowl, combine 1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin, 1/4 cup each ketchup and chopped shallot, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley and 1 chopped garlic clove; season with salt. Divide the mixture into 8 mounds. Working with one mound at a time, press 1 tablespoon blue cheese into the center and shape the meat around it; press to form a patty. Preheat a grill to medium-high. In a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons butter and 2 teaspoons each chopped garlic and chopped parsley. Spread the butter on both sides of 8 slices baguette. Thread 1 patty, a dill pickle half and a baguette slice raft-style onto two 12-inch skewers. Repeat with the remaining patties. Grill, flipping once and basting the meat with ketchup, for 8 minutes.