Blue Cheese Balsamic Burgers

Beef, Burgers, Grilled Meats, Grilling, Main Dish, Sandwiches, Summer Recipes | 10 comments

Back in April hubby and I went out to dinner for my birthday. For our starter we had a salad of bib lettuce, red onion, blue cheese, and walnuts with a balsamic vinaigrette. I loved it! I entered a reminder note on my cell phone about the salad so I would remember to reconstruct it at home sometime. Before I had a chance to do that, I had the idea to make burgers inspired by the flavors of the salad for a burger night a few weekends back.

The burgers were served with watermelon lemonade, watermelon slices, and sweet potatoes fries. I thought they were delish and it turned out to be a big hit. Definitely a quick way to dress up a burger. These flavors were meant to be together.

Blue Cheese Balsamic Burgers
a goodLife {eats} creation

  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • lettuce leaves, bibb or red leaf
  • red onion, sliced in rounds
  • buns

Combine ground sirloin through dijon mustard. Mix well. Form into four patties. Grill until cooked to desired temperature. Toast buns. Slice onions and drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar. Spread one side with dijon mustard. Top with lettuce, burger, red onion, and top of bun. Goes great with watermelon and sweet potato fries.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Justin - June 09, 2009 @ 3:12 am

    ooh, these sound killer good


  • 2
    Ashley - June 09, 2009 @ 3:58 am

    Looks so good! I'd like to see the recipe for the sweet potato fries!


  • 3
    Carrie - June 10, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

    I am drooling reading this, yummy!


  • 4
    Katja - June 10, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    I love burgers with blue cheese! And balsamic vinegar is a great touch, love it! Musrooms might go well with this too… off to buying blue cheese, I know what I want for dinner. Thanks :)


  • 5
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} - June 10, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    Katja – I bet mushrooms would be great, let me know if you try that. Enjoy!


  • 6
    Gera @ SweetsFoods - June 10, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    A perfect burger for my dinner and with a flavorful combination with blue cheese, I adore it :) Cheers!Gera


  • 7
    FishMama - July 02, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    I can't wait to meet you IRL, esp if you're going to cook for me! Yummy! My favorite burger in the world has bleu cheese in it.


  • 8
    Emily - July 14, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    Easily the best burgers I've ever had. Period. Thank you :)


  • 9
    TCD23 - May 27, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    When does the blue cheese get added? With the dijon, or on top of the burger after it cooks?


    • Katie Goodman

      Katie replied: — May 28th, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

      Instructions say to combine the ground sirloin through the mustard, that means to add the beef and all the other ingredients listed after thought the mustard. This includes the blue cheese.

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