Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers

by Andie Mitchell on June 9, 2013

blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers

As far as my summer goes, I may have peaked too soon with these. Beef. Blue cheese. Bacon. All of it, stuffed into a burger. How could things get better?

blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers

I had always been fiercely loyal to the cheese-on-top positioning, and as much as I love blue cheese, I’d often shied away from adding it to my burger for the simple fact that the crumbles don’t melt well, leaving me to tend to an unruly pile of little balls that rolled right off the sides of my patty. A few months ago, in a near-panic over what to top my buffalo turkey burgers with, I concocted a blue cheese sauce to remedy my blue cheese problem. I was either on something or onto something; you decide.

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But now, no need to fuss. Last week, I just tossed the crumbles into the meat and mixed it all up. When the patties cooked on the hot grill, the small bits of cheese within softened and rendered their flavor ever so slightly, becoming themselves pillowy and making the patties a bit moister and much more interesting. To make matters even tastier, I also added bacon—just because—and parsley, for a clean complement to all of the intensity. 

blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers

The result was so cookout-worthy. Completely grease stain on my shirt and I don’t mind all that much-good. If you love blue cheese, love bacon, and, of course, love beef, here’s your new favorite burger.

blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers

*Note: The sauce you see drizzled on the burger in these photos is simply blue cheese dressing (Ken’s Steak House Lite Chunky Blue Cheese is a favorite) that I pulsed in my blender with a small handful of parsley to spruce it up. 

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Yield: 4 Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin (at least 90% lean)
  • 3 slices bacon, pan-fried and finely crumbled
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • condiments: ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, bacon, blue cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well with your hands, then form into four evenly sized patties.
  2. Preheat a gas grill to high heat. Put the burgers on the grates, close the lid of the grill, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the burgers, close the lid, and cook for about 4 more minutes for a medium, pink center, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one patty registers 160 degrees F.
  3. Divide the grilled patties among the hamburger buns and top with your choice of condiments (I recommend the works: ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles).

Notes

Nutrition Information for 1 Burger (1/4th of entire recipe, not including condiments): Calories 420, Total Fat 20.8 g, Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g, Dietary Fiber 0.0 g, Sugars 3.1 g, Protein 35.2 g

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Morgan June 10, 2013 at 12:39 am

My mouth is watering. This is amazing!

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debra June 10, 2013 at 1:29 am

Bacon just because……this burger is pure genius!

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 10, 2013 at 3:34 am

Whoa nelly. What a perfect looking burger for summer. Yes, please.

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Sonal June 10, 2013 at 7:11 am

This burger looks amazing! I love blue cheese… I don’t know why some people just don’t get it ;) Thanks for the recipe !

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Catherine June 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

Your posts are great and your photography is amazing…would you please do a series on food photography? Love your blog and your recipes and your story :)

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Rocio June 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

Wow Andie, I love your pictures and that patty looks sooo good!

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Cinnamon Vogue June 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

Blue is one of my favorites. Thanks for reminding me about this Andie. Yeah summer is coming and burgers are waiting to be made. I think I will premake these and freeze them. Wonder if freezing and thawing would ruin the cheese.

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Todd @ HonestlyYUM June 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I feel exactly the same way when it comes to cheese on my burgers. This seems like the perfect solution. Can’t believe I never thought of it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. That burger looks soooo juicy!!

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Sandie June 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Looks yummy! I have been making alot of chicken burgers mainly because I like the
taste much better—I make a greek one with feta cheese spinach and greek seasoning
and mix it all up together. Amazing! Also there are new flavors of blue cheese crumbles
and of course one of the flavors is buffalo style—good but I add a little more hot sauce
to mine and mix it in ground chicken.

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Sandie June 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Looks yummy! I am making something similiar with fresh ground chicken. They now have
a buffalo style blue cheese crumbles out oon the market—good but I add a little more
hot sauce to it. My other favorite is a greek burger made with feta (of your choice) and
spinach and then add greek seasoning and fresh greek oregano mixed into the chicken.
Love the way the cheese melts and gets so yummy!

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Chels R. June 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

That looks completely delicious! We are Blue Cheese Fans in this household!

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Food Rover June 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I dub this the ‘B-Cubed Burger’ What a great looking burger surely delicious. I’ll have to try it!

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Harry June 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Does the nutritional information include the bun? Looks amazing, can’t wait!

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Andie Mitchell June 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Hey Harry,

Thanks! Yes, the nutrition info includes a standard 110-calorie white flour hamburger bun.

Andie

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Camille Willemain June 11, 2013 at 12:34 am

1. Damn girl.
2. When we are in Seattle will you make me one if I ask nicely?
3. Your photography just gets better and better and never fails to blow me away.

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Sally Anne June 18, 2013 at 4:31 am

Very high in calories but the flavours must be so worth it. Thinking about it I am near my treat day lol

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Phô mai que July 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I have never put bacon in my hamburger before. Have to try it once. Thanks for the recipe, Andie!

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