Bacon Garlic Burgers With Bonus! Blue Cheese Butter

Recall yesterday’s Roasted Potato Chips and Tomatoes? Yeh, well, they were the side and part of the toppings for today’s very tasty bacon and garlic burgers.

While the original recipe – from a food kit – was no doubt very good, I made some wee, tiny, ermmm, adjustments to suit our tastes and preferences.

Such as, did you know that Arby’s Sauce is pretty spiffy squirted directly on burgers while they are cooking?

Well, it is. And, these blue cheese butter dollops, sold by our local market in their meat cases, is perfection on most any burger! Not a blue cheese fan? No worries! They have other flavored butter dollops. If your market doesn’t offer something like this, mebbe you should show them a picture and suggest that they do.

Oh well, back to burgers! And with these burgers, there is a lovely roasted garlic mayonnaise, so let’s get started!

Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise:
•1/4 cup mayonnaise
•1 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste
•4 cloves garlic
•1 tsp olive oil*

For Two Burgers:
•10 oz ground beef
•2 cloves garlic, minced
•Bacon, cooked and finely chopped
•1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
Arby’s Sauce (optional, but nice)
•Blue Cheese Butter Dollops (also optional)

*Want an extra hit of garlic? Use garlic infused olive oil!

Place the cloves in the center of a small square of aluminum foil and drizzle with the olive oil.

Close the foil up and over the garlic into a packet, then bake for 20 minutes in a hot 425º oven.

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Mash the roasted garlic cloves, stir into the mayonnaise and hot sauce in a small bowl, then set aside while you cook the burgers.

Combine the ground beef with the minced garlic, bacon, Seasoned Salt, and pepper, then form into two patties.

Warm a skillet over medium high heat, then add the burger patties. Cook the patties for five minutes, give them a squirt of Arby’s Sauce, if using, then flip squirt with a bit more Arby’s Sauce, and cook for another five minutes.

Option: After flipping the burgers and cooking for three minutes or so, top each burger with a bleu cheese butter chip (my market sells these in the meat department). Continue to cook until the butter chip is nicely melted, then serve with the garlic mayonnaise on toasted rolls.

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