Blackberry & Brie Burgers

by Chrissy

Blackberry & Brie Burger… say whaaa?

Let me paint you a quick picture…A few spoonfuls of fresh blackberry & basil mash, atop a creamy brie smothered burger, with a peppery crunch of arugula and a tangy hint of whole grain mustard. Yep, it’s for real.

Indulge immediately, it won’t stay on your plate long.

This is such an easy burger to prepare, and it will surely appeal to your fancier palate.

Not really, but I’d like to think it’s a bit more fancy shmancy than the plain old cheeseburger. Don’t get me wrong, cheeseburgers always hit the spot on a nice hot summer day, but we’ve been having way too much fun making these fancy burgers to go back to the original.

Here’s a mean burger lineup that you need to get on your grillin’ to-do lists, stat:

Peach & Balsamic Burgers with Basil Goat Cheese Spread

Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pancetta Burgers

Southwest Turkey Burgers

Mediterranean Burgers

Lean Lentil Veggie Burgers

But, first things, first…make this bad boy, while those summer berries are readily available and the basil is growing like a weed.

 

Blackberry & Brie Burgers

 

Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients:

4 whole wheat buns

1 lb. 80/20 beef

2 teaspoons steak or grill seasoning

a few dashes Worcestershire

1 pint blackberries, smashed with a fork

1/4 cup basil, julienned

8 slices brie cheese

2 cups arugula

whole grain mustard

 

Directions:

Thoroughly combine beef, Worcestershire and grill seasoning in a large bowl; set aside.

Mash the blackberries with a fork until there are no more big pieces of berries. Add the basil and mash several more times to release flavor; set aside.

Divide into four equal patties and lightly press your thumb into the middle of each one to prevent swelling. Brush each side with olive oil and grill over medium heat for 3-4 minutes and then flip over to grill the other side. After 1 minute, place 2 brie slices on each burger, and grill for 2-3 more minutes, until desired doneness. The cheese melts best when the griddle is covered. Toast the buns for a minute or two.

Top each burger with a few spoonfuls of blackberry & basil mash, then with arugula and a whole grain mustard smeared top bun. Indulge immediately, it won’t stay on your plate long.

 

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

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7 Comments to “Blackberry & Brie Burgers”

  1. WOAH! This sounds amazing… never thought to place both brie and blackberries on a burger! Love the idea!

  2. you crazy girl! this looks so decadent and amazing :)

  3. I’m willing our neighborhood blackberries to get ripe! And thanks for your awesome basil blueberry mojito recipe – I made it and posted about it!

  4. Chrissy

    Totally crazy, but SO good! I thought it would be sweeter, but its sweet, tangy, and creamy all at once!

  5. Chrissy

    Awesome! Glad you loved the cocktail! I’ll check your post out asap :)

    I wish I could gather some neighborly blackberries… those ones are just SO much more flavorful!

  6. I love the blackberry and brie combo!

  7. Chrissy

    Such a great combo! Especially on a hearty burger.