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 Maytag Blue Cheeseburgers with Pineapple Relish Recipe-10998

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Maytag Blue, made in Iowa, is one of America’s premier cheeses. Made by hand and aged for six months, its creamy tang makes for a delicious melted surprise when you bite into this burger. I like these burgers dinner size, so I make them extra-big. Topped with Fresh Pineapple Relish and ketchup, and served with Pan-Roasted Baby Whites, what burger could be better?

Yield: Makes 6 burgers


  • 3 pounds ground beef round
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ pound Maytag Blue cheese, divided into 6 chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 6 hamburger rolls, toasted, for serving
  • Fresh Pineapple Relish, for serving


1. Place the meat in a bowl. Add the onion, 1 tablespoon ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper and mix lightly with your hands.

2. Form the meat into 6 thick patties, about 3 inches across and 1½ inches thick. To stuff the burgers, remove some of the meat from the top center of each patty, insert a chunk of the blue cheese (flattened slightly with the palm of your hand if necessary), and re-cover with the meat.

3. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers, in batches if necessary, for 5 minutes on the first side; then turn and cook for 3 minutes on the second side for a crusty outside and medium-rare interior. Cook longer if you prefer your burger well done. Place the burgers on the toasted rolls, and serve with ketchup and the relish.

© 1997 Sheila Lukins

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving, but does not include Ketchup or Fresh Pineapple Relish. For nutritional information on Fresh Pineapple Relish, please follow the link above.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

648kcal (32%)
149mg (15%)
2mg (3%)
19mcg RAE (1%)
159mg (53%)
795mg (33%)
15g (77%)
39g (60%)
6mg (35%)

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