Whether you are a foodie, chef, or average Joe, you are likely looking forward to your next burger. A good burger is one of the best things you can eat anywhere in the world, so they are one of the most popular fast food items in the world.
However, not all burgers need to come out of a fast-food line or a commercial kitchen. Burger recipes are so versatile and convenient to make that you can cook and assemble some easily at home whenever you like.
There are many burger recipes to try – from a simple cheeseburger or hamburger to a leftover meatloaf burger or a delicious pizza burger. There is nothing you can’t do or try with burgers, and every new burger brings a unique experience.
Hence, today, we will discuss our black and blue burger recipe for you to try something new.
What Is a Black and Blue Burger?
Formally known as a “Black and Bleu” burger, a black and blue burger is a burger with a ground beef patty that is stuffed with “blue” or “bleu” cheese and made with a blackened spice mix, or topped with “black” caramelized onions or caramelized bacon.
While the burger’s origins are unknown, it has a great reputation among bleu cheese aficionados. That being said, it is a somewhat unique burger that anyone can make and enjoy.
Let’s dive into our black and blue burger recipe so that you can enjoy this delicious burger at home as well.
Black and Blue Burger Recipe
Our black and blue burger recipe serves 4 and can be prepared in under an hour. You’ll need the mentioned ingredients to prepare the stuffed burger patties, sauce, blackened spice mix, and garlic butter buns.
Blackened Spice Mix:
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black peppers
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoons granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Use a small mixing bowl to mix the peppers, cumin, salt, granulated garlic and onion, paprika, cayenne, chili powder, and Italian seasoning. Make sure to mix thoroughly for an even blend and store it in an airtight container if you plan to use it later.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup minced roasted garlic
- 4 pinches of freshly ground black pepper
- 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Mix the mayonnaise, salt, yellow mustard, roasted garlic minced, ground black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in a small mixing bowl and cover the bowl for later use.
- 2 pounds of ground chuck (80/20 blend works best)
- 10 ounces of premium bleu cheese
- 8 slices of crispy smoked bacon
- 1/2 finely sliced sweet onion (Walla Walla, Vidalia, or Maui)
- 1 finely sliced heirloom tomato
- 1 finely sliced dill pickle
- 1/4 finely sliced iceberg lettuce
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
Make 8 portions of the ground beef and gently roll them into loose balls. Flatten the balls into 4-inch patties and place 2 ounces of bleu cheese on 4 of the 8 patties. Then, use the remaining patties to cover your cheese patties, and use your hands to seal the edges for four complete stuffed patties gently.
They should be around 1.5-inches thick. Season the stuffed patties generously on both sides with your blackened spice mix. Pre-heat your grill to a medium-high temperature and place the stuffed patties on the grill.
To avoid flare-ups while grilling, make sure to space them evenly and at least a few inches apart. Grill on one side for about 3 minutes, just enough to form a crust. Then flip the stuffed patties and grill for 2 minutes to form a crust on the other side.
Top each stuffed patty with two slices of crispy smoked bacon and even portions of the leftover bleu cheese. Cover the grill with some foil and let the patties cook for another 30 seconds to allow the cheese to melt. Finally, remove the patties from the grill and set them aside to rest for 3-4 minutes.
Garlic Butter Buns:
- 4 fresh brioche buns (cut in half)
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 6 minced garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Put a saucepan over medium heat and add the butter and garlic. Let it cook for around 5-6 minutes, till the butter has melted and you can smell the garlic. Pour it into a small bowl before adding the fresh parsley and set aside.
Cut the fresh brioche buns in half, lightly brush the insides with your garlic butter, and put them on the grill to toast. Continue for around 10 seconds until the insides are golden and crisp.
Start by smearing your sauce on four bottom buns, then add a layer of sliced lettuce and sliced tomatoes to each. Place your stuffed patties on the tomatoes and top with pickles and onion before covering with sauce-smeared bun tops.
Our Final Thoughts
We hope you enjoyed our black and blue burger recipe as much as we enjoyed sharing it. We highly recommend trying this burger as it is something different from the regular burgers you find at restaurants or cook at home.
The tomatoes and sweet onions go great with the stuffed bleu cheese patties, giving you a unique sweet and salty taste you will fall in love with. The sauce is also incredibly delicious, and you can serve it on the side if you crave more of it while enjoying your black and blue burger.
Of course, you are welcome to change a few things as per your preference, but we recommend sticking to our recipe for the best results.
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