Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions – Grillsanity!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to March, when brackets and grilling take over our lives. To kick off the season right, we have the ultimate game-day food to make your taste buds go wild—the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions from Grillsanity!

Picture a juicy, perfectly grilled patty topped with savory caramelized onions, crispy bacon, and creamy blue cheese crumbles; all sandwiched between a golden toasted bun. Are you drooling yet? Well, let us tell you how to achieve this masterpiece.

Start by grilling sliced sweet onions in butter until they caramelize and then frying crispy bacon in the same pan. The aroma alone will have your neighbors knocking on your door in hopes of joining your grilling madness. Alternatively, upgrade your outdoor kitchen game and fire up the Summerset Gas Griddle. This amazing griddle allows you to fry, sauté, and sizzle all your ingredients in one place, giving you the convenience of indoor cooking while enjoying the great outdoors.

Mix ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Form this flavorful mixture into eight equal-sized patties and rub them with olive oil. Grill them over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle blue cheese on each patty to let it melt and ooze into every bite.

Add a spoonful of the bacon and onion drippings to each patty for some extra indulgence—trust us, it will take this burger to a whole new level of deliciousness. Assemble your burger with a generous spread of Thousand Island dressing, a juicy tomato slice melted blue cheese on the patty, those tasty caramelized onions and bacon, and a crisp lettuce leaf. Are you starting to understand why we call it Grillsanity?

So, grab your apron or bib (we want your team jersey to stay clean), fire up your grill, and get ready to experience the ultimate Grillsanity feast with our Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. And don't worry about the food coma that might hit – we promise the excitement of March Madness and the deliciousness of this burger will keep you wide awake for all the game-day action. Grill on, my friends!

Makes 8 burgers

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions Ingredients

  • 8 Medium-Sized Plain Hamburger Buns
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef 10% fat
  • 1/2 lb Bacon
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion sliced
  • 1 Large Tomato sliced
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 8 Tablespoons Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 8 Tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Siracha or other preferred hot sauce
  • Ketchup optional

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a medium sized frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sliced sweet onions and lower the heat to allow them to simmer in the butter. Cover and cook them for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally so they do not burn, until they look like the photo on the left. Once the onions are done, place them in a bowl and set them aside. Then, grill the bacon in the same frying pan until it reaches the desired crispiness.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. While the onions and bacon are cooking, mix the ground beef, worcestershire sauce, siracha, cumin, and salt and pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Shape the mixture into patties about 1 inch in height and 5 inches across. It is okay if they are wider than the buns; the patties will shrink when cooked. Rub olive oil around each patty.
  4. Grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side or until the desired doneness.
  5. Once you flip them a final time, add one tablespoon of crumbled blue cheese to the top of each patty and sit there for a few minutes before removing the patties from the grill. Place the patties on a tray lined with paper towels. Toast the buns lightly, then lay them out open-faced. Place one tablespoon of Thousand Island dressing on the bottom of each bun, then place a tomato slice, a patty, a small scoop of caramelized onions, a piece or two of bacon, and a leaf of lettuce, and then place the top bun on top of the lettuce. You can also put some ketchup on the top bun before placing it on the burger. Serve immediately.


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