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Blue Cheese Balsamic Burgers

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

Blue Cheese Balsamic Burgers

Yield: 4 burgers

One time at a restaurant I had a salad with balsamic and watermelon. The flavors were amazing and stuck with me until I decided I would create a burger with the same profile.


  • 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


  1. Combine ground sirloin through dijon mustard. Mix well. Form into four patties.
  2. Grill until cooked to desired temperature. Toast buns.
  3. 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.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 106mgSodium 595mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 35g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Monday 27th of May 2013

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


Tuesday 28th of May 2013

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.


Tuesday 14th of July 2009

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


Thursday 2nd of July 2009

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.

Gera @ SweetsFoods

Wednesday 10th of June 2009

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

Katie @ goodLife {eats}

Wednesday 10th of June 2009

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