Sometime in April I went mountain biking with friends near Summerstown and on the way back to Montreal the four of us stopped for lunch in Lancaster at G.P. Deli and Bakery. Now before I go on, you need to picture this, Lancaster is not much more than a one corner village and GP Deli and bakery is thus a one corner restaurant.

You know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. As it turns out they had a decent menu and the hamburger with blue cheese caught my eye. Turns out this was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had and I have to say I’m not a big fan of blue cheese.

Anyway last week I grilled some burgers and topped them with blue cheese and they were a great hit with everyone. Here’s a picture:

Blue cheese burger on BBQ

The recipe

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • Medium lean ground beef
  • Blue cheese slices (generously thick)
  • HP sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Now I guess you could fancy it up by mixing in onions, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and whatever else you like in the patty but I think the sharp taste of the cheese is going to dominate so I would just go with salt, fresh ground pepper and HP sauce.

Update May 27, 2011: I made these again and I found it hard to slice the cheese so I microwaved some of the cheese for 7 or 8 seconds and this was a bit much. But after cooling for 8-10 minutes it had hardened some and so I mashed it with a fork creating a blue cheese spread. So rather than melting the cheese over the patties I just spread the softened cheese directly on the toasted buns. Tasted great and dead easy.

Now if you’re ever on the 401 between Toronto and Montreal, don’t forget to swing by G.P. Deli and Bakery for a great burger and do say hi for me.