Angus beef burger with gorgonzola spinach sauce on rustic wheat bread.
This was a simple dinner that took about 15 minutes total time to cook and prepare. It was super easy because I cheated with the meat. I buy pre-cooked frozen angus beef patties at Costco that can be grilled or microwaved. I microwaved this patty for about 2 minutes. These are great quality burger patties that come out juicy and flavorful. You’ll never know that they are microwaved. The spinach a la gorgonzola is what takes the majority of the time to make but it’s really simple. I find it adds an elegant and complex flavor to the burger that elevates a basic sandwich to gourmet restaurant status. That and a good rustic wheat loaf. I prefer a nice crusty bread that’s toasted in a toaster oven or under a broiler. It will absorb some of that creamy spinach much better than a soggy hamburger bun.
What you need:
- Angus beef patty (pre-cooked, ready to microwave); or fresh if so desired
- A couple of large handfuls of baby spinach - wilts down significantly
- 1 tbls olive oil
- Gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbles - about 1/4 cup
- A splash of half n’ half or heavy cream to help melt the cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Wheat levain loaf or crusty artisan bread of your choice
- In a larger saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat and add spinach. Cook down until wilted
- Stir in gorgonzola and splash of half n’ half (if necessary) to create sauce. Spinach will lose water during cooking process so that may be enough to help cream the sauce
- Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until spinach and cheese come to desired texture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cut bread into thick slices, about 1/2 inch, toast in toaster oven or under broiler
- Cook burger as desired. I recommend the microwavable patties at 2 minutes a piece from frozen
- Once bread and burger are ready, combine all ingredients and top with the gorgonzola spinach sauce