In our quest for the perfect burger, the classic bacon blue cheese burger had to make an appearance. It took me about 20 years to finally get to the place where I could honestly say that I enjoy blue cheese - either that or enough taste buds have died that I can no longer taste what I didn't like about it. Blue cheese on a cracker with something sweet is great, Uncle John and Aunt Patti have a killer gorgonzola sauce that they serve with prime rib every Christmas Eve, buffalo anything with blue cheese keeps me coming back for more. I'm still a classicist when it comes to burgers, though - I usually like American cheese or cheddar, some sauteed onions, and ketchup with the beef served practically still Mooing. Bacon is a nice bonus. Bacon blue cheese is a nice change-up though and it's one of Katie's favorites so we whipped one up while testing our new sourdough hamburger buns.
Bacon Blue Burger
July 20, 2014
Bacon blue cheese burger on Budweiser sourdough buns
Yield: 1 burger
Ingredients:Budweiser Sourdough Hamburger Bun: 1
ground beef: 1/4 lb, (80/20 lean/fat gives a good level of juiciness while not being overkill on the fat)
blue cheese: enough to top, (softer blue like gorgonzola or an older stilton melts nicely)
bacon: 1 strip, cooked and halved
ketchup: 2 tbl, (optional)
2. Preheat grill on high for at least 10 minutes, lid closed.
3. Grill beef (open lid) for 3-4 minutes on each side for the lower end of medium rare. Longer if you like it overdone.
4. Top with blue cheese and close lid for a minute or two to soften cheese.
5. Place on split bun (toast if desired), top with bacon and ketchup, and enjoy.