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A McDonald's cheeseburger is comparable to a pair of Steve Maddens; at first it's really tasty but after a while begins to look mundane. The In-N-Out Double-Double can be likened to a pair of Nike running shoes; it’s fresh
The other night
The Roquefort mayo adds a hint of zing while the onions create a bold sweetness that lingers on the tongue. Pair it with a glass of Cabernet (I recommend a 2007 Saddlerock) and some oven-baked fries and you'll be in heaven. We were--we spent the latter part of our romantic evening
, spooning on the couch in a state of post-burger bliss.
Try this meal on for size this weekend if you're still interviewing principals for your Labor Day BBQ! You won't be sorry!
- 8 ounces Roquefort cheese
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise (Trader Joe's low-fat mayo will work just fine...it's what I had in my fridge)
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (You made need a bit more)
Make Mayo first by mixing all ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Place in fridge and then take out a little while before serving the burgers so it's at room temperature.
- 4 Large Russet Baking Potatoes
- Olive oil for brushing
, Pepper and Paprika to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice each potato into proportionate 1" thick wedges. Place wedges (wedge side up) onto a baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
, pepper and paprika. Bake for 45-50 minutes until crispy.
- 8 1/2-inch-thick slices red onions
- 1 1/3 cups bottled hickory-flavored barbecue sauce (make sure you buy a smoked version)
- 3 pounds ground round beef
, formed into eight 4- to 5-inch-diameter patties
- 8 4- to 5-inch-diameter hamburger buns
, split (Potato hamburger buns work extremely well)
Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Brush onions generously with barbecue sauce. Grill until onions are tender
, brown and glazed , basting with barbecue sauce and turning occasionally , about 15 minutes.
Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper. Grill patties until cooked through
, about 5 minutes per side. Grill hamburger buns , cut side down , until lightly toasted , about 2 minutes. Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top each with 1 onion slice , Roquefort Mayonnaise , then bun tops.
Meal serves 8(Recipe for mayo and burger from Bon Appetit; recipe for fries from my Dad)