I love burgers! There is just something about a good burger I can’t resist.
But as much as I love a good old fashioned burger topped with the classic garnishes of cheese, tomato, and lettuce, I love to experiment with the ingredients to come up with my own “specialty” burgers.
This Blues-y Bacon Onion Burger is one of my favorites.
In my hometown of Memphis, folks take their blues and barbecue seriously. And I can guarantee this burger will be sure to appeal to discriminating blues and barbecue fans everywhere!
For the blues, I stuff and top the finished burger with crumbled blue cheese. (You can’t get enough of blue cheese in my opinion!) I also stuff and top the burger with zesty FRENCH’S® French Fried Onions. The French Fried Onions are my secret ingredient. They add flavor and texture both inside and outside the burger. Oh … and I almost forgot to mention the bacon! I add crispy, crumbled bacon to the patty to give it an extra kick. The barbecue sauce makes its appearance as the condiment of choice for the finished burger.
Blues-y Bacon Onion Burger
1 pound ground beef
1 cup FRENCH’S® French Fried Onions, divided
1 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce
4 hamburger buns, split
Preheat a clean grill to medium-high.
In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, ½ cup FRENCH’S® French Fried Onions, ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, and the crumbled bacon. Generously season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently mix together, by hand or with a fork, until well combined. Divide and shape the mixture into 4 patties.
Grill patties 10 minutes or until no pink remains (160°F internal temperature), turning once.
To serve, toast the buns. Place each burger on a bun. Top with the barbecue sauce and the remaining blue cheese and FRENCH’S® French Fried Onions. Serve immediately.
Don’t have a grill? No problem. These burgers can easily be made indoors.
In a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil until a few droplets of water sizzle when carefully sprinkled in the pan. Cook the burgers until well-browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 8 to 10 minutes.