Jan 17, 2014

Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers with Red OnionRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 4 leaf Boston lettuce
  • 1 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 4 slice bacon
  • 1.5 lb ground chuck (80% lean)

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 0.75 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard


  • 2 oz blue cheese


  • 4 hamburger buns


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium red onion, cut crosswise into 4 slices, each about ⅓-inch thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Dijon mustard
  • 4 leaves Boston lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain the bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400° to 500°F).

  3. In a large bowl mix the ground chuck, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and then gently form four patties of equal size, each about ¾ inch thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the center of each patty to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Brush the onion slices on both sides with oil, and then grill over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until charred and caramelized on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. At the same time, grill the patties over direct medium-high heat until cooked to medium doneness (160°F), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, toast the rolls, cut side down, over direct heat.

  5. To assemble the burgers, spread the tops and bottoms of the rolls lightly with mustard and then top each with lettuce, cheese, a patty, a strip of bacon, and an onion slice. Serve warm.

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Harold K

MMMmmmmm blue

Loved the recipe, of course we love blue cheese,
in fact we make our own artisan cheese
This is just another great and tasty way to enjoy two of our favorite hobbies,
grillin and home made cheese

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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