Chef Bryan's Royal Blue and Gold Burger


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Chef Bryan's Royal Blue and Gold Burger

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Bun topped with pickles, burger, blue cheese slice, and fried onion rings

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    Go, Royals! Chef Bryan dedicates this burger to his home state's 2015 World Series winners, the Kansas City Royals baseball team. The team's colors, blue and gold, are represented by the blue cheese and golden onion rings.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    Gold-Fried Onion Rings
    Canola oil, or peanut oil
    2 Hy-Vee large eggs
    1 c. Hy-Vee skim milk
    2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    1 yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings
    2 lbs. 85%-lean ground beef
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee Hickory House steak whisperer seasoning
    4 Hy-Vee Bakery Hy-Waiian buns, split
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    4 oz. blue cheese, thinly sliced
    ½ c. Hy-Vee Hickory House bacon marmalade spread
    1 or 2 Hy-Vee kosher dill pickles, sliced lengthwise into thin slices
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee stone ground Dijon mustard
    4 Bibb lettuce leaves
    Hy-Vee ketchup, optional
    Hy-Vee Kettle cooked potato chips, optional

    Things To Grab

    • Deep fryer or Large heavy saucepan
    • Thermometer
    • 2 medium bowls
    • Slotted spoon
    • Paper towels
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Silicone pastry brush


    1. Make Gold-Fried Onion Rings: In a deep fryer or large heavy saucepan suitable for deep-frying, heat oil to 350 degrees. Follow instructions for quantity of oil for deep fryer. For heavy saucepan, allow at least 2 inches of oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Working in batches, toss onion rings into the flour mixture, coating evenly, then add to the egg mixture and again to the flour mixture. Repeat with remaining onion rings. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, setting on paper towels to drain.

    2. Make Burgers: Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Shape beef into four patties, 8-ounces each. Season with steak seasoning.

    3. Grill patties on a well-greased rack for 12 to 14 minutes or until internal temperature of patties reaches 160 degrees, turning once halfway through. Spread cut sides of buns with butter. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, top patties with blue cheese and place buns, butter-sides down, directly over heat to toast. Remove from grill; let patties rest for 5 minutes.
    4. To serve, spread bacon marmalade on bun bottoms; layer with pickle slices, patties and Gold-Fried Onion Rings. Spread bun tops with mustard; top with lettuce and place on top of burgers. If desired, serve with ketchup and potato chips.

    Nutrition facts


    1000 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 54g
    • Cholesterol: 190mg
    • Sodium: 1470mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 73g
    • Protein: 57g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 45%
    Vitamin C 10%
    Iron 40%
    Calcium 25%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Summer 2016.