Blue Cheese Burgers With Red Onions


* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
* 4 slices (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
* Olive oil
* 4 rye burger buns, split
* 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
* Lettuce leaves


Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, cheese, parsley, garlic salt and ground red pepper; mix gently until well blended. Shape mixture into patties, 4 inches in diameter.

When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.

Meanwhile, brush onion slices with olive oil. Add to grill during last 5 to 8 minutes of cooking time for patties. Cook onion until tender, turning once. To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time.

Place 1 onion slice on each patty on grill. Spread bottom half of each bun with

mayonnaise; top with lettuce and onion-topped patty. Cover with top halves of buns.

This recipe for Blue Cheese Burgers With Red Onions serves/makes 4.