Blue Cheese Burgers

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Fabulous grilled blue cheese burgers, with ground beef, mustard, garlic, green onions, and tangy creamy blue cheese.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Have you ever made a cheese-stuffed burger?

The most common method is to put a mound of cheese between two ultra-thin hamburger patties and pinch the sides.

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The downside to this approach is that if you haven’t sufficiently sealed the edges of the burgers, all the melted cheese leaks out when you cook them. Also you can scald your tongue on the hot melty cheese if you’re not careful.

So, when my pal Garrett described a way for making blue cheese burgers that mixed the cheese in with the burgers, I was all ears.

Garrett calls the burgers “Sassy” and sassy they are indeed.

They aren’t as pretty as a stuffed cheese burger, but you’ll get a great dose of tangy blue cheese flavor with every bite. Garrett made these for my parents the other day and they loved them.

Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Pattie chilling time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 burgers

Here's a tip, although you might be tempted to go with extra lean hamburger meat for this burger, given all the cheese, I don't recommend it, unless you want blue cheese flavored dry burgers.


  • 1 pound ground beef (16-20%)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 Gently mix ground beef with the other ingredients: Put ground beef, mustard, garlic, onions, blue cheese, water, egg, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper into a large bowl. Use your hands to gently mix the ingredients together until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.

2 Shape into patties and chill: Shape into patties, about 1/2 inch thick and larger than your bun. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to cook.

3 Prepare charcoal or gas grill for cooking over high direct heat. Using tongs and a folded up paper towel dipped in vegetable oil, oil the grill grates. Make sure grill is hot and well oiled before laying down the patties.

4 Season and grill the burgers: Season patties with salt and pepper. Place the patties on the clean, well-oiled grill grate. Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes per side. Do not press down on the burgers while cooking.

If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan or a cast iron frying pan for the burgers.

Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce and mayonnaise.

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Blue Cheese Burgers

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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44 Comments / Reviews

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  1. Dawn Roark

    Awesome burger. I made a garlic aioli to go on it.


  2. Jayne

    Love blue cheese so it’s one of my fav recipes


  3. Claudia Pryszlak

    Moist, juicy, delicious! Amazing combination of flavors.
    I serve it with grilled onions and mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados , fry sauce and fries on the side.


  4. Shawn

    Very good. It was raining so, I did 4 in the cast iron and 4 on a flattop. Family loved them. I made it exactly as written but, had to double it for my family. They are very delicate and if I were to grill them I would have to cut down on the moisture. No need for water, I would do one egg for 2 pounds ground beef. And I had to semi freeze the patties before transferring them to the pan or griddle. I would say it would be true for the grill as well.
    But, excellent flavor and perfectly textured burger. 4 out of 5.


  5. Anna

    Delicious! We topped these with sauteed mushrooms and Frank’s hot sauce.


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