Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling?  Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!It’s tough to beat the smell of a good burger on the grill.  Along with the earthy smells of summer rainshowers and freshly cut grass, burgers on the grill is just one of those quintessential summer smells.  Speaking of freshly cut grass, let’s talk about mowing the lawn for a minute.  Don’t worry…we’re coming back to the burgers shortly.  But first, mowing.

We have a fairly large backyard.  When we first moved into this house, we had an electric push mower.  It worked great for our yard in Atlanta, but up here?  Not so much.  I would have needed hundreds of feet of extension cord wrapped all over the backyard in order to mow the lawn with the push mower.  Not to mention the time!  So we upgraded to a small riding mower.  (On a side note, riding that thing reminds me of riding a mechanical bull.  The first time I hopped on, I think I laughed the entire way around the yard.  But I held on for dear life…and I made it!)

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!A couple of weeks ago, we sent our mower up to a service shop.  It’d been 5 years, so we figured it was time to sharpen the blades, tighten the belts, that sort of thing.  Nothing crazy.  Turns out the entire engine was shot.  (Or at least that’s what the guy told us.)  Long story short, we ended up getting a new mower this year.  The new model mows in reverse, so that’s kinda cool.  But a new mower was most definitely not on our list of things to buy this year.  (Turns out the old mower wasn’t actually shot…but that’s a story for another time.)

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!While we were playing the lawn mower shuffle game, our yard got a bit out of control.  Last year, I mentioned how we had some rogue arugula that just kept coming back year-after-year.  Well, this year I dug that whole section of the garden out.  No more arugula in the garden!  Not to worry, though…because now we have random patches of arugula growing all over our backyard.  That stuff is like a weed.  But then again, at least we always have arugula whenever we need it!

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!This past weekend, I was in the mood to whip up some fun burgers.  I pulled out the sundried tomatoes and some crumbled gorgonzola.  I tossed in some garlic, seasonings and a handful of chopped chives.  And these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers began to take shape.  You guys know I love big flavors when it comes to the grill.  What’s better than burgers with big flavor?  Well monster burgers with big flavor, of course!

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!I’d seen these new Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse Hearty Buns last week at the grocery store.  The buns are designed to stand up to bigger, bolder burgers without falling apart.  You know, the kind of burgers loaded with toppings.  That sounded like a challenge to me!  I wanted to really put these buns to the test.  Each of these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers weighed in at over half a pound, and that was before I added all of the toppings on there.

I thought for sure that these burgers would make the buns cry uncle, but I was wrong.  The buns held every bit of those delicious burgers and their toppings…including the arugula from my backyard.  Needless to say, I’m a fan!  I used the Stone Ground Wheat variety, but these Farmhouse Hearty Buns are also available in Hearty White and Rustic Potato.

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!What are your favorite non-traditional burger toppings?

Do you need any arugula?

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling? Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!

Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers

Looking for a fun new burger for summer grilling?  Check out these Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 892kcal

Ingredients

For Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil, finely chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chives finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

For Serving

  • 4 Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty Buns
  • ¾ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 2 to matoes sliced
  • ½ of a small red onion sliced
  • 1 cup arugula

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Using a medium bowl, combine all burger ingredients (ground beef, egg, gorgonzola cheese, sundried tomatoes, bread crumbs, chives, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper and salt); mix until well combined.
  • Shape mixture into 4 patties. (Tip: Make the patties slightly thinner in the center. This will give the burger a better shape once cooked.)
  • Place burgers on grill over medium-high heat. Grill burgers until cooked, flipping once halfway through.
  • Place the buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes (optional).
  • Assemble the burgers on buns and top with additional gorgonzola, sliced tomatoes, red onions and arugula.

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48 Comments

    1. Well then maybe I should start charging admission to my backyard! I seriously have arugula popping up everywhere. I’ve been pulling it out by the handful. I made the mistake of trying to weed-wack it once…don’t ever do that. The smell is so strong it will knock you out! 🙂 Happy grilling, Kathy!

  1. Hi David! Great burgers! Gorgonzola is one of my favorites and I’ve recently become addicted to sun dried tomatoes. Gary grumbles about how often he has to mow our grass, but I remind him that it’s better than shoveling snow! A few years back I talked him into getting a John Deere riding mower (our yard is an acre and a quarter) so he really can’t complain too much! I’m trying out those filthy burgers tonight…I’ll report back! 🙂

    1. Hey, I grumble about mowing the grass AND shoveling snow. Tell Gary he is welcome to come up here this winter and help shovel snow with me. I can use all the help I can get on that front! Heck, if he wants to come mow my grass/arugula, then I’ll happily let him do that, too. You’ve got a mighty big yard…I can’t imagine mowing that one with anything but a riding tractor! Let me know how those burgers turned out…and happy grilling!

    1. Thank you so much, Jean! We love summer grilling around here, and burgers are one of my all-time favorites. I really appreciate you leaving a comment…thank you! 🙂

  2. WOW this looks amazing! I think you need to write your own cookbook! The combo on sundried tomato and gorgonzola sounds amazing! Those buns looks great–usually the wheat buns I find are so flat. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hah! My sister has 3 (almost 4) cookbooks…but it seems like a ton of work to me! I’m happy just sitting out back and manning the grill. 🙂 And yes, these buns were perfect for big, summer burgers! Thank you!

  3. Ok so now I’m really intrigued about the mower…did the guy tell you it was shot just so he could sell you a new one?! If that’s the case, dang! But at least you got a nice new mower, I guess 😉 I kind of feel like that might be happening to me every time I go to get my car serviced. I know nothing about cars beyond the fact that I need to check the oil and pump up the tyres, so I could be getting screwed over each and every time, but what to do? As for these burgers, they look great David! I love the gorgonzola/combination here, as well as the fact that you’ve put all that stray rocket (that’s what we call arugula – not sure if you use that word too on your side of the world?) to good use! 😉

    1. So yeah, I think the guy partially wanted to sell us a new one and partially was too lazy to give the mower a full inspection. We sold it as-is to a really nice guy via Craigslist. He called me back later that night and said he fixed the mower. Turns out the governor was just misaligned rather than completely shot like the guy at the repair shop told me…in a rather rude way I might add. The guy who bought it offered to return it to us, but we had already bought a new one. So chalk that one up to things that annoy me…a lot! The silver lining is the new mower is a little nicer, so I’ll go with it!

      I’ll just sit back and make these burgers and forget about the Mower Debacle of 2016. Haha! Thank you so much for your comment, Lisa. And yes, we do occasionally call arugula rocket here…but only in fancy restaurants. 🙂

  4. OMG Did I love this idea! The added spice of the sundried tomatoes, was perfect. Also thanks for the tip about the buns! Definitely a keeper of a recipe.

    1. This is absolutely a keeper recipe, Edwina! These burgers are big and packed with lots of flavor…yum. Thank you so much for leaving a comment, and happy grilling this summer! 🙂

  5. Hi David! Made filthy burgers…great taste, but not burgers, more like loose meat sandwiches. That didn’t bother us as we like sloppy joes! But the recipe was misleading which does not make me happy. Oh well, I’m done complaining. 🙂

    1. Hmmm…interesting! I wonder if there is a way to fix that. Perhaps add an egg to help bind it all together? And then maybe some breadcrumbs to soak up the extra liquid? I think you’re onto something here…we just need to do some work to get it there! And I’m thinking (off the top of my head) that the pulled pork would need to be pretty finely chopped or else it would prevent the burgers from being shaped? Let’s hit the drawing board on this one…

      1. Hi David! My thoughts exactly…an egg and some panko would probably do the trick. After all, what holds meatloaf together! They were pretty tasty, all of the components came through. The patties shaped okay, but loosened up during cooking. I’m thinking that the juiciness of the pulled pork caused that, which panko would fix. I’m giving it another shot in a couple of days and will update you! 🙂

        1. Ah, good call on the panko to help with the extra liquid. I didn’t think about the pulled pork being too juicy. You could try squeezing out some of the liquid, but it’s probably packed with flavor…I think the idea of using breadcrumbs (or crumbled saltines) to soak up the liquid is a better idea. Keep me updated on this one! 🙂

    1. It is indeed! Thank you so much, Manali! I know you’re not a meat-eater, but there’s got to be a way we can make big, delicious veggie burgers using these flavors, right? 🙂 On a side note, we are having a couple of Laura’s co-workers to dinner tomorrow night. One of them is vegetarian, and we totally looked at your recipe index for ideas on what to make!

  6. Whoa! You have rogue arugula growing everywhere? And you are mowing it down with your new machine? Want to trade for some strawberries? We have a whole new crop coming in! I do love me a good burger and you can’t go wrong with some gorgonzola!

    1. Dude! I will GLADLY trade you some arugula for strawberries. I think I told you, but we tried strawberries for a couple of years…the chipmunks kept chewing through the metal fencing and eating the green berries. Bah! But chipmunks apparently don’t care much for arugula. You’d laugh if you saw our backyard right now. Random wild patches of arugula everywhere. The silver lining is that I have enough to keep making these tasty burgers all summer long! 🙂

    1. Haha…I didn’t even think about that angle! But you’re right…sundried tomatoes were an awesome addition to burgers. Definitely will be doing that again soon. There must be some way to incorporate these flavors into a veggie burger, right? 🙂

    1. Yeah, it was kinda on my secret list when we moved into our house, too. When we were mower-less, I had to borrow the neighbor’s push mower b/c our yard was getting out of control. Never again! It took me forever to mow our entire yard! I’d much rather be grilling up some tasty burgers instead. 🙂

  7. Sun dried ? Wow awesome. This burger looks insanely delicious. Iam madly in love with burgers. You know what, i and my kids order burgers online and have them at every possible time.

    1. Thank you so much, Smitha! These burgers turned out really well, and we are planning on making them again this weekend. Happy grilling season! 🙂

    1. Haha…you say that about wild arugula…until it takes over your backyard! Feel free to come over and steal as much as you’d like from my yard. 🙂 This is indeed one heck of a tasty burger, too. Happy (almost) summer, Karen!

  8. 5 years back or so I would have rejected this burger because of the blue cheese and sun-dried tomatoes (I remember you didn’t accept blue cheese either some time ago). These days, this combo sounds and looks fantastically delicious to me! Thus, you can freely send me a few burgers, along with the arugula. Or even better: you can send me a few burgers every week with a fresh box of arugula!

    1. Good memory, my friend! I’m impressed! I did indeed reject blue cheese until just a couple of years ago. But now I am hooked on the stuff. And I’m still not crazy about steak topped with blue cheese. But mix it into a burger? Oh yeah, I’m there! And I do think I have enough arugula to send you a fresh box each week. The stuff is like a weed!

  9. Everything about this recipe makes my little heart sing, the sundried tomatoes, the gorgonzola and especially the wild arugula. If that burger was in front of me right now I would forgo my dietary restrictions and devour it one bite. Great post David 🙂

    1. You are too sweet, Mary…thank you! These burgers did indeed turn out quite well. I hope you are doing well…and happy summer grilling season! 🙂

  10. Isn’t it always the away when you go in for a check up, take the car in or the like and somehow there is a “new” problem? I wonder what they do when they check things out. Make some so suspicious! As for that arugula, I would love to have that growing out here. Killer looking burgers here Dave. Love ‘em!
    My fav is still bacon and cheddar. 🙂

    1. Tell me about it. I seriously dislike taking stuff in for a check up now. They always find something! As far as the arugula though, you can have it! That stuff is popping up all over my backyard right now. I kid you not. But the silver lining is I have plenty of arugula for all sorts of recipes now…like these tasty burgers!

  11. Hey – I want some arugula – with a monster Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burger on the side – pretty please?! 🙂 I’m usually not a big beef burger fan but duuuude, you are rocking some serious flavors in these bad boys – I would more than love to chomp into one of these for sure!
    Haha – and thanks for that visual of you holding on for dear life as your riding lawn mover bucked its way across y’alls yard! So – please tell me more about the dead-lawn mower that really wasn’t dead…

    1. You can have all the arugula you want, Shashi! And you’re right, I should have video’d that first mower ride. It would have been a viral video I’m sure. I was laughing like Chewbacca Mom while hanging on and bouncing across the yard. 🙂 Turns out the old mower was perfectly fine, but I didn’t have the mechanic knowledge to know that. Stupid service shop! The guy who bought it from us was super nice and offered to return the old one after he fixed it…but we had already bought a new one. And a deal is a deal. It’s just one of those things. Oh well, the grass is mowed now, and we have plenty of grilling days ahead of us!

  12. oh my gee. You know it’s Summer when Dave brings up his lawn and you know it’s Winter when Dave talks about curling.

    Hahaha love it. There was a debate recently of fresh mowed grass VS a BBQ. I say neither…It should be Subway. Seriously, their bread smells AMAZING but stops at that. Okay, enough. This flavor combination sounds beyond amazing. Sundried tomato AND gorgonzola! As for the arugula- I’d omit it purely to let the aforementioned flavors take centre stage.

    1. Hey! What are you saying, mate? That my stories are repetitive and boring? Well fine then. You’re gonna get a double-dose of mowing and curling now. Take that!

      I do agree with you about Subway bread. They must pump that through a vent that leads in front of the store!

  13. Gimme all the gorgonzola! Love love love this flavor combo and the twist on your typical burger. Perfect for backyard BBQs and family picnics!

    1. Thanks so much, Karly! This one was indeed perfect for summer picnics. Happy grilling! (And thanks so much for commenting, too!)

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