My Favorite Hamburger – Blue Cheese and Bacon

Blue Cheese and Bacon Hamburgers

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)

lettuce

tomato

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

salt

pepper

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!

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32 thoughts on “My Favorite Hamburger – Blue Cheese and Bacon

  1. This burger sounds like something my husband would go crazy for! Isn’t making your own dressing the best? I like to make lemon vinaigrette 🙂

  2. This looks so good! I love anything involving blue cheese. I’d have to say there is a tie for my favorite burger toppings between blue cheese with caramelized onions and cheddar with horseradish sauce.

    • You just gave me an amazing idea – adding some caramelized onions to this would be GREAT! I also am very interested in the cheddar/horseradish combo….hmmmmm…..

  3. I luv blue cheese 🙂 looks mighty taste Stephanie….it’s so rainy here, maybe for the weekend when they say it’s supposed to clear up.
    *anna

  4. I was already impressed until I saw you made your own buns as well!!! This looks awesome and as we’re burger lovers too….I’m definitely going to give this a go!

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  6. I happen to love Ranch dressing on my hamburgers. But I also like bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, tomato, lettuce, bacon, and of course, cheese. I like my burgers loaded.

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