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Blue Cheese Bacon Burgers

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by: Entertaining is Easy/Lisa Newsome






Blue cheese, bacon & beef are one of my favorite burger combinations ever. What I like most about this burger is there is both blue cheese & bacon mixed into the burger itself as well as melted on top of the burger! I prefer to use crumbled blue cheese, available in almost all cheese sections, in the burger mix, then a creamier blue cheese, such as Saga or Cambozola, for melting…both impart wonderful flavor. Summertime tomatoes…Brandywine, especially…are beautiful & delicious served with the burgers. I love a shortcut, & Williams-Sonoma’s burger starters are great for this…this year, they created a Caramelized Onion Burger Starter, which has great flavor…it would be great in a meatloaf as well! Serve the burgers with Grilled Potato Skewers, Simply Grilled Corn & Grilled Brown Sugar-Butter Onions for a fantastic grilled menu that will keep summer going just a little bit longer…




ingredients

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serves: 6-8

2 pounds ground chuck

4 teaspoons heaping Williams-Sonoma Caramelized Onion Burger Starter

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

8 strips bacon, cooked

1/2 pound saga blue or cambozola

Stonewall Kitchen Blue Cheese Mustard

6 leaves red Boston lettuce

2 fresh ripe tomato

strips additional bacon cooked (optional)

ketchup

potato hamburger rolls

Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Bacon Burgers

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 609

  • Total Fat: 39.4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 19.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1238.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  •     Sugars: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 45.8 g
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preparation

blue-cheese-bacon-burgers-5454.jpg 1.  Rinse & dry the ground chuck. Add the Burger Starter, blue cheese & bacon. Mix everything together well. Form 6-8 burgers, depending on the size you desire.

2.  Preheat your grill. While the grill is heating, slice the saga blue or cambozola about a ½-inch thick. When ready, grill your burgers on one side, then flip, making sure to turn only once. About a minute before the burgers are done, add the saga blue or cambozola & allow to melt onto the burgers slightly. Remove.

3.  This is how I like to serve the burgers......heat your rolls on the grill or in your oven for just a couple of minutes. Spread a teaspoon or so of the mustard, then build your burger according to how you like it. I am a ketchup girl myself. Emilie likes extra bacon......so does Bert. Serve & enjoy!