If you love burgers and want to take them to the next level, then you'll want to try this blue cheese and bacon stuffed burger recipe.
As an expert in the grilling industry, I've enjoyed creating countless recipes over the years, but this one remains a personal favorite.
In this article, I'll walk you through the process of making these burgers stuffed with bacon and melted blue cheese step-by-step and share some tips and tricks to ensure that they turn out perfectly every time.
- Blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers are a delicious and flavorful option for burger lovers.
- The recipe involves combining ground beef with blue cheese and cooked bacon, forming patties, and grilling them to perfection.
- The result is a juicy burger with a rich and savory combination of blue cheese and bacon flavors.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Servings: 4 burgers
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 4 slices of crispy bacon
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 4 slices American or Jack cheese
- 4 burger buns
- Butter for onions and buns
- Arugula lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup,
mayonnaise, or your favorite toppings
- Combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Cook the bacon. When cool, chop or crumble it into small bits.
- Divide the ground beef mixture into 8 equal parts and form into balls. Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch thick burger patties.
- Take the patties and create a small indentation with your thumb. Place blue cheese crumbles (about 1 tablespoon) in the indentation, then sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Cover with another of the beef patties. Seal the edges well, making sure the bacon and cheese stuffing is completely covered.
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Brush both sides of the burger patties with olive oil and place on the hot grill. Cook for five minutes on one side, and then flip the patties over. Cook for five more minutes or until the desired doneness is reached. The USDA recommends the internal temperature reach 160°F for food safety .
- While the burgers are cooking, heat a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and butter and cook until caramelized, stirring occasionally.
- Place a slice of Jack or American cheese on top of each burger patty during the last minute of cooking until the cheese melts.
- Butter the burger buns and place them on the grill, butter-side down, until the bun is golden brown.
- To assemble the burgers, place a burger patty on the lower half of the bun, add the caramelized onions and any other desired toppings (such as lettuce, tomato ketchup, or mayonnaise), then add the upper half of the bun. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately while the meat and buns are still warm.
- If you love bacon, you can add more to the mixture or on top of the burgers. You can also add more crumbled blue cheese.
- You can add garlic or your favorite spices to the burger mixture for extra flavor. Also, you can use more or less salt and pepper depending on your taste.
- Make sure to wait until the grill is hot before cooking the beef to ensure a good sear.
- To ensure the burgers are cooked to the proper internal temp, use an instant meat thermometer to check for 160°F .
- If you do not love blue cheese, you can stuff the burgers with feta or other cheeses.
- If you prefer spicy burgers, add some chopped jalapeños or a spicy sauce to the burger mixture.
- You can use any type of cheese you prefer to top the blue cheese burger.
- Don't overmix the ground beef patties, as this can result in tough burgers.
- Make sure to seal the bacon and blue cheese stuffed burgers well to prevent the stuffing from leaking out.
- You can cook your burgers in a skillet or on a grill pan over medium heat if you don't have access to a grill.
- Wrap any leftovers in aluminum foil and place them directly in the refrigerator.
"I love stuffed burgers because they allow you to indulge in two of the best things in life: meat and cheese. It's a match made in heaven."
- Emeril Lagasse, American Chef
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
- Calories: 612 kcal
- Total Carbs: 28g
- Protein: 43g
- Fat: 37g
- Fiber: 2g
- Net Carbs: 26g
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What to Serve With Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers?
Here are some dishes that would complement a serving of blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers:
- Sweet potato fries - The sweetness and crunch of sweet potato fries pair perfectly with the savory and umami goodness of the blue cheese-stuffed burgers.
- Coleslaw - The refreshing mayonnaise and crisp texture of coleslaw provide a notable contrast to the richness of the onions and burgers.
- Grilled corn on the cob - The smoky flavor of grilled corn on the cob adds a nice touch of char and sweetness to the meal.
- Caprese salad - The freshness and acidity of the tomato and balsamic vinaigrette in a Caprese salad helps cut through the burger's richness.
- Caesar salad - A Caesar salad's bold flavors complement the bacon and blue cheese stuffed burgers' savory and salty flavor, making for a delicious pairing.
- Onion rings - The crispy and savory onion rings add a nice crunch and taste.
- Baked beans - The sweetness and smokiness of baked beans taste great with the savory flavors of the burgers, and the beans also provide a good source of protein and fiber.
- Grilled vegetables - Grilled vegetables such as zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant provide a healthy and flavorful side dish that complements the blue cheese burgers well.
How Do You Keep Stuffed Burgers From Falling Apart?
To keep stuffed burgers from falling apart, make sure to seal the edges well by pressing them together firmly. You can also refrigerate the meat for 20-30 minutes before cooking to help them hold their shape.
How Can You Tell If a Stuffed Burger Is Done?
You can tell if a stuffed burger is done by using a meat thermometer. Insert the instant thermometer into the center of the patty, making sure to avoid the stuffing. The temperature should reach 160°F for safe consumption.
Why Do You Put a Thumbprint in a Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger?
You put a thumbprint in a blue cheese stuffed burger to help prevent the patties from puffing up as it is cooked, resulting in a flatter, more even patty.
Have You Tried This Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burger?
This blue cheese and bacon stuffed burger is a delicious variation of the classic burger that will impress your taste buds.
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