Goat Cheese and Herb Hamburgers

Herbed Goat Cheese Hamburgers


  • 80% lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbs salt
  • 1 Tbs pepper
  • 1/4 lb herbed goat cheese
  • high quality hamburger buns
  • onions, greens, sauteed mushrooms, additional cheese (optional)
  • ketchup, mustard, mayo, horseradish (optional)

Combine ground beef, herbed goat cheese, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Knead with your hands until well combined. Divide ground beef mixture into 5 oz portions and form into patties the size of the buns that you are serving them on. Refrigerate formed patties for 30 minutes.

Slice all of your hamburger buns and lightly toast in a toaster, under your broiler in the oven, or on a pan on top of the stove.

Assemble all of the toppings which you are serving with your hamburgers. If you are grilling onions, do so now as the caramelized onions will add flavor to your pan or grill prior to cooking the hamburgers.

On a pre-heated grill pan over high heat, drizzle 1 Tbs of cooking oil over the surface and then place your burgers in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes and then rotate the burgers 90 degrees or 1/4 of a turn. This will give you the cross marks on the surface of your burgers. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Flip burgers and cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn 90 degrees and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Total cooking times will vary according to the heat of your surface and the thickness of your burger.

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Chef Pete received his classical training at the Western Culinary Institute in 1999, and then went on to work in the kitchens of various restaurants in WI, NM, and IL.

After working as a corporate chef for Sub-Zero Corp. and then the Viking Cooking School, Pete realized that there are 4 things in life that he truly loves:
1. His Family
2. Teaching others how to cook great food in their own kitchens.
3. Cycling
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