Burgers With Celery, Olives, and Blue Cheese

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 602 calories
    • Calories 354 calories from fat
    • Fat 39 g
    • Sat Fat 10 g
    • Cholesterol 92 mg
    • Sodium 1,172 mg
    • Protein 31 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 150 mg


  1. Check 1 1/4pounds ground chuck (85 percent lean or less)
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 1tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill
  4. Check 2 small celery stalks, thinly sliced
  5. Check 1/2cup sliced green olives
  6. Check 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  7. Check 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  8. Check 4 sandwich-size English muffins, split
  9. Check 1/2cup chunky blue cheese dressing


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, grill the English muffins until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, toss the celery, olives, and onion with the oil and lemon juice. Dividing evenly, spread the English muffins with the blue cheese dressing. Form sandwiches with the English muffins, burgers, and celery mixture.