Sometimes I feel like I am a little obsessive about a homemade burger. For some reason though, I just can’t get enough of a salty, juicy, homemade burger topped with all sorts of delicious flavors. Whenever I go to a restaurant my most ordered burger is for sure a Blue Bacon Burger. I decided to create my own version at home and it was WAY better than any burger I’ve ever had at a burger joint.
I sauted onions with a little sweet balsamic vinegar and topped the burger with fresh blue cheese (or gorgonzola would work too), crispy bacon, fresh lettuce and a juicy tomato. I made my own blue cheese dressing for the bun and the combo was plain delightfulness!! If you are enjoying a little warmer weather where you live, this weekend would be a great time to dust off the grill and have yourself a delicious barbecue 😉 Hope you enjoy!
- 1 red onion finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 1/2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 lbs. lean ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 lb. bacon cooked and drained
- 1/2 red onion sliced (if you want your onions soft, saute them in a little butter and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, just until wilted)
- 1 cup blue or gorgonzola cheese
- 8-10 pieces of lettuce torn
- 1 large tomatoes sliced
- Blue Cheese Sauce:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbls. sour cream
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar dressing
- 2 Tbls. green onions sliced
- 2 Tbls. blue cheese crumbles
- Dice the red onion into small pieces. In a bowl, add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce and ground beef together. Once combined and incorporated, form the beef mixture into 8-10 hamburger patties (depending how large you make them). Heat a griddle or grill to medium-high heat. Grill the patties on a hot grill until the center of the burger is no longer pink and the hamburger is cooked through. While the hamburgers are grilling, make the topping for your burgers.
- While the hamburgers are cooking, cook the bacon in your oven on a cookie sheet, or in a pan until golden brown and crispy. Once the bacon is golden brown, remove from the pan and let it rest on a paper towel to drain off the excess grease.
- Combine the sauce ingredients together and set aside for the burger.
- Once the hamburgers are cooked through, begin to assemble burgers. Spread a generous amount of the blue cheese sauce on both sides of a hamburger bun. Place a piece of lettuce and a tomato on the bottom bun. Place the cooked patty on top of the tomato and then top with a couple slices of bacon, the sautéed onions and more gorgonzola or blue cheese.