Thick juicy Pastrami Burgers with feta cheese and topped with a Dijon blue cheese sauce come together to create one of the most flavorful burgers to hit your grill this summer!
I discovered hamburger heaven (Yes, there’s a Hamburger Heaven…it’s right next door to Doughnut Dreamworld!) when I had my first Pastrami Burger at Crown Burger’s in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I remember taking that first bite and thinking “Whoever came up with this is King of the Burgers…an Olympus God? Where was this King of Glorious Burgers? Surely… THERE. HAS.TO.BE.!!! (Said in Tom Hanks voice…testing your love of movies!)
Ever since that day… long ago, I’ve spent my time trying to create the ultimate burger experience. I came up with this Feta Cheese Pastrami Burger.
The patty is really, really savory but…that Dijon Blue Cheese Sauce….Ooooh, Oooh….look there it goes…right out of the ball park!
For the hamburger patty’s use a good quality ground beef. I like 80% 20% for a juicy burger. You want a little fat in the meat. Besides, without the fat content there are no flames for Mars to put out when grilling up these bad boys!
I added feta cheese, minced garlic, fresh chopped parsley, onion salt, coarse black pepper, and some Worcestershire sauce! (Could the powers that be come up with a simpler name for that? Honestly! Ya know we all struggle with it!)
Mix all those wonderful elements together and form into a really nice thick burger about 1/2 inch thick. (We don’t do paper thin burgers in this Nest! We be beef eaters…Grrrrrrr!)
Don’t those look amazing?! Every single bite will be a flavor explosion. It’s a beautiful thing! Moving on….
Pastrami! Real Beef Pastrami…YUM!
TIP: Precook the pastrami in a skillet on the stove. You can do this while your grill master” is busy grilling up those burgers and putting out those flames!
Nothing beats the flavor of pastrami. Placed on top of that delectable hamburger patty it’s life changing! Whew…little bit of burger paradise happening right there!
For the “awesome sauce”…(word play)…mix 1/2 cup of Ken’s Blue Cheese dressing with 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard and 1/2 teaspoon regular mustard.
Mix that all together and set aside till you have the burgers all assembled. Forget the ketchup…just try this sauce! Remember…it’s awesome!
With a grand burger like this you don’t want the bun to feel left out, so you need to step that up a notch too.
Brush the inside of the buns with a little garlic butter. Then toast them on the grill. (I have to remind Mars not to over “toast” those buns! No body likes burnt buns! Wink, wink!)
Once everything is done… pull it all together by adding some Fresh Spinach leaves and sliced tomatoes.
Why fresh spinach leaves? Frankly…because I was out of lettuce and didn’t want to run to town. (Remember we really are out in the country! Town is a good 20-25 minutes away!) Besides, the spinach leaves just seemed to “fit” with this exotic burger…and it was scrumdelicious!
There ya have it! My answer to the “Kings” burger! Garlic toasted buns topped with an amazing feta cheese burger, more cheese, pastrami and that outstanding Dijon Mustard sauce! It’s truly one of the best burgers that will ever pass your lips!
Add a side of fries and this amazing California Coleslaw and you’ve got one fantastic meal!
Have a Great Day and thanks for visiting with me today!
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