Blue Cheese Burgers with Arugula and Fennel-Shallot Pickle

By Trish W – ON
Blue Cheese Burgers with Arugula and Fennel-Shallot Pickle
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Total Time: 60
  • Servings: 4.0

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About this Recipe

Sweet and crunchy pickled fennel and shallots are a perfect contrast for this tangy blue cheese burger topped with peppery arugula.


.5 cup (125 mL) Sugar
1 cup (250 mL) White vinegar
.5 Bulb fennel, shaved
1 Large shallot, thinly sliced
1 lb (450 g) Ground beef
2 Cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
4 Dempster’s® Original Hamburger Buns
.25 cup (60 mL) Melted butter
6 oz (175 g) Blue cheese
Baby arugula


COMBINE sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Place shaved fennel and shallots in a small shallow bowl. Pour vinegar solution over top. Place into refrigerator to chill until ready to use.

PREHEAT BBQ to medium-high. Lightly coat the grill with non-stick cooking spray.

COMBINE ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently mix using your hands. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Form into patties.

GRILL patties for 4-5 minutes per side or until nicely char grilled and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

BRUSH cut side of each bun with melted butter and place on the grill to toast for about 1 minute.

ASSEMBLE s by placing a beef patty on bottom half of each bun. Top with blue cheese and arugula. Drain liquid from the pickled fennel and shallot. Garnish s with the mixture and top with remaining buns. Serve immediately.

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