A few day ago, I told you what my favorite pizza was, today it’s all about burgers – Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers! I love a good burger – especially one that doesn’t skimp on the toppings! This recipe was created in an attempt to re-create an amazing burger I had while vacationing in Florida. It’s now our “house” burger (except for the kids, they still prefer regular cheeseburgers) – and my favorite! The secret is in the sauce – it’s got bite! Creamy mayonnaise mixed with sour cream, the kick of blue cheese and of course a dash of hot sauce! The smokey bacon combined with fresh lettuce and garden tomatoes provides the perfect contrast. I hope you give this one a try – it’ll soon become your favorite too!
Blue Cheese and Bacon Hamburgers
6 hamburgers (I make mine using 2 pounds ground beef, formed into patties and sprinkled with kosher salt and lots of black pepper)
6 hamburger buns (I make these also – recipe here)
bacon (1 – 2 slices per hamburger)
creamy blue cheese dressing (recipe follows – adapted from the Joy of Cooking)
Grill hamburgers until cooked through, as desired. We prefer ours medium-well. Lightly toast each hamburger bun and assemble. Serve immediately with lots of napkins! Enjoy!
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 – 2 cloves minced garlic (the garlic flavor increases as this sits)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
hot sauce (to taste, or you can leave it out)
2 ounce blue cheese
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour to let the flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. This also makes a fantastic salad dressing!
I have never tasted a bottled blue cheese dressing that I liked more than this – it’s very distinctive! The total cost for this dressing is only $1.85, I usually double it and use half for burgers and half as salad dressing for the week. Not a bad deal!
Do you make your own salad dressings? If not, why? What are your favorite toppings for hamburgers? I’d love to hear from you!