If you love garlic, you’ll love these Garlic Burgers with Creamy Garlic Burger Sauce; they will blow your mind. Cream cheese with herbs and garlic tango together, in a juicy and flavorful burger.

INGREDIENTS

CREAM CHEESE BLEND

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian herbs

BURGERS

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 8 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

CREAMY GARLIC BURGER SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

FOR GARLIC OVERLOAD BURGERS

  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns

INSTRUCTIONS

PREPARING THE CREAM CHEESE BLEND

  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, minced garlic and Italian herbs and mix well. Divide into 4 equal portions.

SEASON AND MAKE THE BURGERS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the burgers into 8 equal portions. Shape the meat into balls and flatten it into about 1/4 “thick patty. Don’t forget to make burgers a bit oversized to allow for shrinkage during cooking. In the middle of 4 patties, pour part of the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Top each of the four patties with the cream cheese mixture. Gently press down on the burgers to form a large burger.
  4. Grill the burgers as desired.
  5. When you are almost ready to remove the burgers, add a slice of provolone cheese on top of each burger. Let the cheese melt by closing the grill (or placing the lid on the burgers if you’re using something other than a grill).

CREAMY GARLIC BURGER SAUCE

  1. Boil 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the minced garlic and garlic powder. Boil until the water is almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. It is normal for some water to remain, but you want very little of it.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream, parsley, pepper and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water and stir until dissolved. Add to the cream mixture.
  5. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. About 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from fire. It will continue to thicken upon cooling.

GATHER ALL

  1. Place the burgers on the bottom of the brioche buns.
  2. Pour the creamy garlic burger sauce over the burger.
  3. Top with brioche bread.