Bacon and Blue Cheeseburgers

This month has allowed so many opportunities for grilling. I mean, the weather has been so cool that it’s almost impossible NOT to cook outside.  I had made a personal goal that I would learn how to make the perfect burger.  Finally, I think I’m close to it.


From Nom Nom Bombshells | Main Dishes | American


cal Calories 258kcal

fat Total Fat 12g

High sat-fat Saturated Fat 7g

High chol Cholesterol 94mg

High sodium Sodium 1342mg

Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 6g

Serving size 188g Calories from fat 111kcal Fiber 1g Protein 31g Sugar 3g
4 servings


  • 1 lb Ground Chuck (80/20)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Dried minced onions
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dry mustard
  • 1 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 C Blue cheese crumbled
  • 4 Pickle slices
  • 1 Onion sliced into 4 even slices


  1. Put your ground beef in a bowl and use your fingers to break it apart.
  2. Mix all ingredients into the bowl (except pickles and sliced onion).
  3. Shape burgers into 4 even 1/4 oz patties.
  4. Once the coals are ready (medium heat), put your burgers on there and grill for about 7 minutes per side with the lid shut.
  5. After you flip them the first time, put cheese on top and allow it to melt.
  6. Once the internal temperature reaches 160, the burgers are ready.

These were so good! So juicy.  I loved them.  And what could be easier than tossing some burgers on the grill.

Light your grill before you start prepping the meat, that way it has time to get to the right temp.  My general rule of thumb is about 30 minutes, then check to see if you can hold your hand over the grate about 2 inches from it.

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I use my hands for the prep work.  It’s a bit messy, but what the heck!

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I used more than 1/4 C blue cheese, because I LOVE blue cheese.  I also put bacon on the burger.  I cook mine in the oven at 350 on a broiler pan until it’s nice and crispy.  Delicious! So, by this point, your bacon should be done, your grill should be hot.


Look how great these patties look! Blue cheese spread throughout, nicely seasoned.  Ready to toss on the grill.

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Grill is ready, put your burgers on an oiled grate.

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After 7 minutes, flip and cheese! You can even grill your buns with just a little oil brushed on.

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I also grilled some sliced onion.  Brush a little oil on one side, sprinkle with seasoned salt then grill about 5 minutes per side, or until nice and brown.

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Perfectly grilled bread! Ready for burgers.

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Topped with onion, bacon, pickle and sriracha mayo…served with crispy oven fries…these burgers can’t be beat.

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