Grass-Fed Blue Cheese Burgers and Cabbage


Wow! I had to share this with you! I came up with this meal tonight and it was AMAZING! I’m trying really hard to move our family to gluten-free without eating the processed gluten-free items at a store, so I am trying to come up with whole food meals that I really enjoy eating. Folks, this one is definitely one to write home about.

Here is the low down. You take a 1/4 lb grass-fed burger and grill it, layering it with a slice of intense blue cheese, placing it all on top of organic garden crisp bib lettuce, topped with sliced tomato and grilled onions. Then when you think it doesn’t get any better, drizzle balsamic vinegar glaze on top. This my friends, has become my “it” meal for the summer.

When paired with fermented purple cabbage and beets (we will get to fermenting later in the blog), you have yourself a delicious and healthy meal.

Here is the recipe:

1/4lb grass-fed burgers grilled

Sliced blue cheese (I found it in the gourmet cheese section at the store) or you could use crumbles

Sliced tomato

Grilled sliced onion

Lettuce of choice (I used bib from our garden)

Balsamic glaze (see below for recipe)

Fermented cabbage 


Grill your burgers and add your cheese when the burger is about done. Plate onto bib lettuce and add sliced tomatoes and onion. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top. Add cabbage. Prepare to be amazed!

Balsamic Glaze Recipe:

1 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup local honey

Pinch of real salt

Place all ingredients into a saucepan. When it starts to boil, turn it down to low and let it reduce. When the back of the spoon is covered, its done. Let cool and serve.

** Grilling Grass Fed Meats** When grilling grass-fed burgers you want to grill on a lower setting. Since the meat is lean, it cooks a lot quicker. If you grill on high heat it will cook too quick and be dry. You definitely want to hang around the grill if this is your first time cooking grass fed, but once you get the hang of it you won’t want grain fed meat again!!