As always, you have to start with a burger patty you like. Elizabeth just wanted ground beef, but I went for my beloved brisket and short rib blend from Paisanos.
I grilled it for a few minutes, leaving it somewhat rare in the middle, confident it would cook a little more as it rested.
I then topped it with blue cheese. Normally I would wrap the whole thing in foil for a few minutes, but we were out of foil. So I placed it on a small plate and inverted a bowl on top.
Horseradish aioli sounded good so I spread some on the top bun.
I placed the burger and slightly-melted blue cheese on the bun.
And topped it with crispy onion bits.
I would be hard for me to pick my favorite A.1. steak sauce - the Supreme Garlic and the Cracked Peppercorn are awesome - but I do love the Thick & Hearty variety. And it seemed appropriate for a steakhouse burger so I poured it on.
It wasn't the best burger I have made, but it was pretty damn good.
I'm going out of town for a week. I hope you have a great 4th of July.