Our “Think Outside the Wok” menu won’t be around for much longer, but we wanted you to have a little something to remember us by. This is a great recipe to whip out when you’re feeling like a burger and you want to show off a little to your friends and family. It’s also great because no friends of ours will be dining on any patties that even slightly resemble Hamburger Helper meat. If you haven’t tried Louie’s Hophead Burger yet, you can thank us later.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1 lb. Ground Beef (80/20 mix)
1/2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1/2 Tbsp Minced Ginger
3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Mix ingredients thoroughly and form into four quarter-pound patties. Hold refrigerated until you’re ready to cook.
Bleu Cheese IPA Sauce
1 oz. wt. Butter
3 Tbsp Flour
4 fl. oz. Your Favorite IPA beer at room temperature
4 fl. oz. Half & Half
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
4 oz. wt. Cream Cheese
4 oz. wt. Bleu Cheese
4 oz. wt. Cheddar Cheese
In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt butter until simmering, add the flour and stir to create a roux (thickened sauce). Add the IPA beer and half & half and stir while bringing to a simmer (about 3 minutes). Add the mustard and cream cheese and continue stirring. Slowly add the bleu cheese and cheddar cheese while continuously stirring, allowing each addition of cheese to melt before adding more. Once all cheese is added and melted, turn heat down and hold warm until you’re ready to serve.
4 each Burger Patties, prepared
4 each Hamburger Buns
As Needed Bleu Cheese IPA Sauce
8 each Slices of Bacon
8 each Tomato Slices
4 each Green Leaf Lettuce Leaves
Grill the burgers to your desired doneness (we recommend Medium to ensure nice, juicy burgers). Lightly toast the hamburger buns. Place the burger patties on the bottom half of the toasted buns. Top each burger with bleu cheese-IPA sauce (the more the better!). Top each patty with two slices of bacon, two tomato slices and one piece of green leaf lettuce. Place the top of each bun on the burgers. Enjoy!