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Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue Cheese Burgers are a unique burger idea that everyone will love! The burgers require just a handful of ingredients and are easy to make.

A blue cheese burger on a white plate with watermelon slices and sweet potato fries.

Creating This Unique Burger Recipe

Back in April, the 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.

These blue cheese 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.

Ingredients in Blue Cheese Burgers

The key to a really good burger is to make your own homemade burger patty recipe. Here’s what I used to make the blue cheese burgers:

  • Ground sirloin
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion
  • Burger buns

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Blue Cheese Burgers

This blue cheese burger recipe couldn’t be simpler! You essentially mash everything together, form into patties, and grill!

  1. Combine the ground sirloin, blue cheese, garlic, vinegar, spices, and dijon mustard.
  2. Form the mixture into four patties.
  3. Grill until cooked to desired temperature. (I typically cook our burgers for 3 minutes on one side and 2 on the other).
  4. Meanwhile, toast the buns.
  5. Assemble the burgers and dig in!

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

What to Serve with Homemade Burgers

We served these blue cheese burgers with sweet potato fries and watermelon slices, but here are some other burger side dishes you might like:

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Can Burger Patties Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze the burger patties before or after being grilled. If freezing the raw patties, I recommend placing a square of parchment paper between each one to prevent them from sticking together.

Tips for Making Blue Cheese Burgers

  • If you have extra time on your hands, I highly recommend making homemade burger buns. They take these burgers over the top!
  • I’ve only made this recipe using ground sirloin, but I imagine you could achieve similar results using ground turkey.
  • These burgers are best eaten right away, but leftovers reheat well and can even be crumbled onto salads.

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Blue Cheese Balsamic Burgers

Blue Cheese Burgers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Blue cheese burgers are a unique burger idea that everyone will love! The burgers require just a handful of ingredients and are easy to make.


Burger Patties

  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard

To Assemble

  • lettuce leaves, bibb or red leaf
  • red onion, sliced in rounds
  • burger buns


  1. Combine ground sirloin through dijon mustard. Mix well. Form into four patties.
  2. Grill until cooked to desired temperature (we cook ours roughly 2 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other). 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.
  4. Burgers go 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!

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