Fire up the grill! This crazy-delicious bacon blue cheese burger is fully loaded with 7 layers of burger must-haves including roasted garlic aioli, bacon jam, and caramelized onions! This is how a burger should be made.
Say HELLOOOO to the tastiest Bacon Blue Cheese Burger!
But not with a full mouth. That wouldn't be polite.
This crazy-tasty burger is completely worth the effort of every single one of those seven layers stacked between its two burger buns.
Is it burger overkill?
Is it even possible for the human jaw to extend around this masterpiece?
Don't question. Just fire up the grill and let's do this burger.
The first step to a great burger is the patty
A juicy, flavorful burger begins with the meat. Ideally a mix of 80% lean to 20% fat is perfect. You might be tempted to go for a leaner meat-to-fat ratio, but that will just contribute to a tougher and drier burger patty, which isn't very exciting.
I also love adding a little punch of flavor to the patties. For this particular burger, I'll be adding in some finely chopped red onion, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and a healthy pinch of pepper (an all-purpose seasoning mix would be really tasty too). After the patties are gently formed (don't over handle or mix!) and placed on the grill give them a good sprinkling of Kosher salt.
Let's talk about burger sauce!
For this sensational burger standard mayo is getting an upgrade. My love for garlic runs deep so naturally this burger was asking for a generous spread of homemade roasted garlic aioli. Whole cloves of garlic are roasted in the oven until they transform into a buttery, caramelized texture. Then blend the roasted garlic with mayo, a bit of dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, a hit of cayenne, salt and pepper. Mwah!
If left with extra sauce, save it for later use on all of your other burger and sandwich creations, try it out as a dipping sauce for fries, tater tots, or veggie sticks, or substitute it for any time you normally would use mayo!
Additional must-have ingredients for the beautiful bacon blue burger
Cheeseburgers are a once-in-a-while kinda thing for me so when I'm craving a tasty burger you better believe I am going to make the most of it and go all in with every layer I stuff between each half of that bread bun. We are packing all the flavor into this burger!
Along with our doctored up beef patty and roasted garlic aioli don't forget to include these other essential components for making the perfect Bacon Blue Cheese Burger:
- Bacon Jam - And no, it doesn't have berries in it. The recipe for this marvelous bacon wonder is here.
- Arugula - Zippy, spicy leafy greens.
- Tomatoes - Thick, juicy slices that taste of summer please.
- Onions - Red, yellow, or white. Caramelized with only extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple and tasty.
- Cambozola Cheese - A rich, creamy cheese with subdued flavors of blue cheese. Gorgonzola is another fantastic option.
And lastly, your favorite gluten free hamburger bun to serve as bookends for all of those amazing layers.
Take your pick. Except I call dibs on the one in the middle.
Tasty Sides to serve with your Bacon Blue Burger!
- Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions & Fresh Herbs a classic with an upgrade
- Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) a tangy, creamy, and slightly spicy corn salad
- Spicy Red Quinoa Salad a tasty, heart-healthy salad with a spicy kick!
- Avocado Black Bean Salsa comes together quickly and is perfect for a party, potluck, or bbq
Did You Make This Recipe?!
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One of my kids just asked me why all of the burgers were falling apart in this photo.
Because layers, kid. It's all about seeing those layers. And then shoving them in my mouth.
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