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Black and Blue Burgers ~ Friday Foodie Feature, Inc.

Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay!  

The weekend is here and the weather is great so put away those take-out menus and fire up the grill.

Tonight try making a Black and Blue Burger!

Burgers made with Bleu Cheese I made these during the Labor Day holiday weekend and they were so simple to make.  You can use either Blue or Goat Cheese to jazz up an ordinary burger.

Black and Bleu Burger

There were only a few ingredients I needed to create these delicious burgers.


  • Ground Beef or Ground Chicken or Turkey

  • 1 Egg

  • Blue Cheese Crumbles

  • 1 Packet Lipton Recipe Secrets

  • Fresh Sweet Peppers sliced

  • Buns

  • Condiments

Mix the ground beef, egg and packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets in a medium bowl.  I usually wear plastic gloves because I hate having meat under my nails, but make sure to wash your hands after handling raw meat even if using gloves.

Lipton Secret Recipes

Separate meat into 2 equal portions, and use just enough to make the number of patties required.  With your thumb make a dimple in the middle of each patty.  Sprinkled on a few pieces of Blue Cheese Crumbles then top with a slice of pepper.

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Burgers filled with Bleu Cheese Use the other half of beef to cover each patty, pinch the sides to ensure cheese crumbles are covered.

Blue Cheese Burgers

Fire up the grill and cook patties for approximately 8 mins on each side or until thoroughly done reaching an internal temperature of at least 160 F.

BTW, I left mine on the grill too long and burned them, hence the title “BLACK and Blue”, so keep an eye on them.

Grilled burgers

While the burgers are cooking, “dress your buns”.  I like mine lightly toasted with raw onions, sliced tomatoes, ketchup and pickles!

condiments for burgers

My men and I all love cheese so you know this is the only way I make burgers on the grill or on top of the stove!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014


Yoshi Grill Mats | Unsolicited Review, Inc.


Summer is the season for grilling and I am not going to lie, I’m NOT a good griller.  I never know how long to keep the meat on the grill so it usually ends up being overcooked, dry or burned.

I received an iDevices Bluetooth connected kitchen thermometer from @SwitchToTurkey, but haven’t had a chance to program it.  I love seeing grill marks on meat but never put it directly onto the grates, only onto a piece of non-stick foil.

We purchased a Char Broil Red grill in 2010 but the bottom pans have already rusted away so the flames chars the food more than it cooks it.  

One evening hubby heard me complaining about the grill so he took it upon himself to order a Yoshi Grill Mat, one of those “As Seen On TV” items, he’s such a sweet man!

It seemed like it took forever to arrive but when it finally did, I was far from impressed.

Yoshi Grill Mats

Not having seen the commercial I wasn’t sure how these “plastic” mats were going to work on a hot propane grill, so I didn’t bother to use them for over a week.  

When I finally decided to give them a try I was truly surprised and thoroughly pleased with the results!  I used one mat for the chicken but wasn’t sure about the veggies so I kept them in the pan before placing them onto their own grill mat.

veggies for the grill drumsticks on the grill

chicken thighs on the grill mat

It was true, the chicken and veggies cooked nicely and there were even grill marks.  Nothing burned or dried out, everything was moist – these Yoshi Grill Mats will definitely be used on the grill for the rest of the season.

grilled chicken on the Yoshi Grill Mat

grilled chicken thighs

For dessert I made this watermelon summer salad after seeing it on a Google+ post, which was a perfect way to end the meal.

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If you are a Grill Master you need to order a set of Yoshi Grill Mats!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!