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Peppercorn-Blue Cheese Burgers with Tangy Cherry Compote

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 20 mins Grill 10 mins to 12 mins
Peppercorn-Blue Cheese Burger With Tangy Cherry Compote
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4  pounds  ground beef chuck
  • 1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 2  tablespoons  coarsely cracked black peppercorns
  • 6  ounces  blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola dolce
  • 1  recipe Tangy Cherry Compote, or purchased compote of choice.
  • 6  hamburger buns, lightly toasted
Directions

1. In a medium bowl season beef with salt. Form beef into six 3/4-inch thick patties. Spread cracked peppercorns on plate; press one side of each patty into pepper. Indent center of each patty.

2. Grill patties on rack of covered charcoal or gas grill 10 to 12 minutes, directly over medium heat until done (160 degrees F), turning once midway through. Spread patties with blue cheese; let stand 5 minutes to melt cheese. Serve patties, topped with Tangy Cherry Compote, on buns. Pass remaining compote. Makes 6 burgers.

Tangy Cherry Compote:

3. In medium saucepan combine 1 lb (3 cups) pitted fresh or frozen tart cherries (thawed and drained), 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup dried cherries, 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, and 1 tsp. snipped fresh rosemary. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, 20 minutes until thickened. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Quick Cherry Compote
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  pitted fresh or frozen (thawed and well drained) tart cherries (3 cups)
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  dried cherries
  • 2  tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh rosemary
Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Mixture may be thin. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Peppercorn-Blue Cheese Burger With Tangy Cherry Compote)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 523,
  • Fat, total (g) 24,
  • chol. (mg) 85,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 24,
  • pro. (g) 29,
  • vit. A (IU) 1312,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 69,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 841,
  • Potassium (mg) 587,
  • calcium (mg) 263,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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