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The Ultimate Blue Cheese Burger

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These homemade ultimate blue cheese burgers are decadent and delicious. The patties are flavored with minced bacon and French onion seasoning. Once grilled, they are topped with crumbled blue cheese and caramelized onions. Fantastic!

Blue Cheese burger

What is blue cheese?

Blue cheese is a medium soft cheese with a creamy texture and sharp flavor. It contains strips of blue-green color resulting from an edible mold called Penicillium. This cheese can be enjoyed on its own or crumbled and added to salads, sauces, burgers, and more.

Ultimate blue cheese burger ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20 chuck preferred)
  • 3 strips of uncooked bacon
  • Onion soup mix
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 large yellow onion 
  • Butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Brioche buns
  • Olive oil
  • Reliable instant-read thermometer
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What type of ground beef is best for making burgers?

Look for an 80/20 ratio ground beef for burger making. Lean beef is great, but it’s not the best choice for this recipe. We recommend using ground chuck as it contains the right fat-to-meat ratio. You can also use a combination of chuck and sirloin. 

Blue cheese and onion burgers

How to make Ultimate Blue Cheese Burgers

This recipe requires three key steps. The first step is making patties, followed by caramelizing the onions, then grilling the burgers. 

The patty:

You have the option to complete this step right before grilling or several hours before. If you want to make the patties hours ahead, store them on a parchment-lined baking tray in your refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. Let the patties sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling your ultimate blue cheese burgers.

How to make burger patties: 

  • Mince the bacon with a sharp knife. It should be the same consistency as the ground beef.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon, onion soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce. 
  • Form mixture into 4 equal-sized hamburger patties. Make a small dent in the center of each patty so they do not become round during the cooking process.
Caramelized onions in a bowl

Cooking the onions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add sliced onions, and cook for 5 minutes until tender, translucent, and caramelized. Reduce heat as needed. The onions should be soft.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Stir through, cover the pan and keep warm.
Burger patties on the grill
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Grilling the burgers

  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Place the patties on the grill and cook for 6 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature between 160-165 degrees F. 
  • If you’ve ground the burger meat yourself, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 150 degrees F. Still, we do not recommend it with store bought ground beef.

Don’t forget the buns!

Toward the end of cooking time, brush the cut side of the brioche buns with olive oil. Place the oiled buns on the grill, and toast them for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.

Blue Cheese Burger

Assembling the ultimate blue cheese burgers

  • Remove burger patties and buns from the grill. 
  • Top each patty with crumbled blue cheese and caramelized onions. 
  • Add your favorite condiments like mustard, mayonnaise, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce.

Blue Cheese and onion burger

The Ultimate Blue Cheese Burger

Easy and delicious blue cheese burgers with caramelized onions. Few ingredients, lots of flavor!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ, Fusion
Keyword: blue cheese burger, burger recipes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 897kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20 chuck preferred)
  • 3 strips uncooked bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns (brioche recommended)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil for toasting the burger buns

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions, and cook for 4-5 minutes, until tender, translucent, and caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Stir through, cover the pan and keep warm.
  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Mince bacon with a sharp knife. It should be the same consistency as the ground beef.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon, onion soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Form mixture into 4 equal-sized hamburger patties. Make a small dent in the center of each patty.
  • Place the patties on the grill and cook for 6 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature between 160-165 degrees F.
  • Toward the end of cooking time, brush the cut side of the brioche buns with olive oil.
  • Place the bunch oiled side down on the grill, and toast them for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove burger patties and buns from the grill, and assemble your burgers.
  • Top each patty with crumbled blue cheese and caramelized onions.
  • Store leftover burger patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet on your stove top or in a 325-degree oven for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 897kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 1205mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 6mg
Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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