Andouille Blue Cheese Slider Burgers


1 lb. ground beef

8 oz. andouille sausage links

5 oz. crumbled blue cheese

1 small shallot, roughly chopped

1 egg

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup course ground mustard

1 cup pickled okra, sliced thin

2 cups Arugula or Alfalfa Sprouts

16 small sweet rolls

Salt and Pepper

Method of Preparation:

1. Preheat the grill to high. Place the sausage and shallot in the food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Add the egg and pulse again.

2. Pour the sausage mixture into a large bowl, followed by the ground beef, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Mix well then gently mix in the crumbled blue cheese.

3. Scoop 16 - 1/4 cup portions of meat mixture onto wax paper. Press them flat with the bottom on a glass, and then reform the edges so they are tight.

4. Grill the patties for 2 minutes per side.

5. Meanwhile, mix the mayo and mustard together. Slice the roll in half and spread the mustard sauce on the tops and bottoms.

6. Layer the burgers with arugula leaves (or sprouts), the patties, and thinly sliced pickle okra.