The flavors of bourbon onions, sharp bleu cheese crumbles, and bacon on top of juicy ground beef patties with a touch of bourbon blended hot and spicy barbecue sauce makes this Black and Blue Burger a black-tie affair.
This Black and Blue Burger will add some tanginess and flavor to your collection of burger recipes. We’re talking succulent ground beef patties topped with sharp blue cheese crumbles, bourbon-sauteed onions, and bourbon-infused BBQ sauce. Whoever said burgers had to be boring with plain old tomato and lettuce didn’t get the chance to try this delicious Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. Oh, and did we mention the mouthwatering slices of bacon? Trust us; this burger is anything but ordinary. It’s bold, flavorful, and unapologetically indulgent, just like these Smoked Burgers! So grab your napkins, loosen that belt, and get ready to experience the beautiful blend of flavors in every juicy bite. Say goodbye to boring burgers forever!
What Is a Black and Blue Burger?
A Black and Blue Burger, aka a Blue Cheese Bacon Burger, involves grilling burger patties and topping them with onions caramelized in bourbon for the ultimate indulgence. Then, we add a bit of tanginess by topping each burger patty with bleu cheese crumbles and a bit of bourbon-infused BBQ sauce. If you’re looking for a ground beef alternative, these Lamb Burgers and Bison Burgers are to die for!
Black and Blue Burger Ingredients
- Ground Beef – We used 70/30 for this recipe but feel free to use whatever kind you like. Personally, we think more fat = more flavor, but it’s totally your call. We won’t judge.
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Head Country Championship Seasoning Mix – Sweet and Spicy. Use whatever kind of seasoning you prefer.
- Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce – Hot and Spicy. Use your favorite hot and spicy BBQ sauce if you prefer.
- Good Bourbon or Whiskey – Divided. Use whatever kind you prefer.
- Onion – Sliced into ¼” wedges.
- Blue Cheese Crumbles – Use whatever brand you prefer.
- Bacon – Cooked until crispy.
- Fresh Hamburger Rolls – Brioche burger buns would be fantastic in this recipe!
How to Make a Black and Blue Burger
- Mix the ground beef with salt, pepper, Head Country Championship Seasoning, Sweet & Spicy Blend, and 1 tablespoon Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy. Divide equally into 4 portions and shape into patties. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
- Preheat your grill.
- Whisk together the remaining Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy sauce, and 2 tablespoons of the bourbon in a small heavy-duty pan.
- Then, in another heavy-duty pan, melt the butter and add the onion slices. Saute for 2 to three minutes. Pour in the remaining bourbon and allow the liquor to cook down, stirring occasionally until the onions are golden and soft.
- Place burgers on the hot grill, cooking to medium heat or 160 degrees F for ground beef.
- Slide onto toasted buns, working quickly while everything is hot. Arrange the blue cheese atop the burgers to allow it to melt over the hot patties. Pile the onions and slices of bacon on top and drizzle with the bourbon-infused Bar-B-Q sauce. Add top bun and serve.
Girl Carnivore Recipe Tips
- Top burgers with garlic butter while grilling for a depth of flavor!
- Add some sautéed mushrooms for flavor and texture.
- To make the perfect burger, make sure you check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. Burgers are considered medium when they reach 160 degrees F.
Leftovers & Reheating
- Store any leftover burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator without the toppings for up to 4 days.
- To reheat your burgers, pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until heated. If you have extra time, you can reheat your burgers on the stovetop in a hot pan until heated. Then, add your toppings, and you can enjoy your Bacon Blue Cheese Burger all over again!
What to Serve With a Black and Blue Burger
You can totally eat this burger on your own, but we don’t blame you for wanting to pair it with other delicious side dishes! Since this is a burger, you can’t go wrong with adding some Beef Tallow Fries! Or, if you want to add some veggies into the mix, pair this burger with these delicious BBQ Glazed Brussels Sprouts. Or, keep it classic by pairing your burger with some delicious Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese for those classic cookout vibes.
Just omit the hot and spicy BBQ sauce and opt for a milder or sweeter sauce instead!
You can. However, we recommend ground beef with a higher fat content as it provides more flavor and helps the burgers stick together. The leaner the beef, the less flavor and drier your burger will be. But it totally depends on your personal preference.
You can use white or yellow, depending on your desired sweetness. White onion is milder and yellow onion is sweeter.
It’s time to throw on your grilling apron and get to cooking these delicious Black and Blue Burgers! Whether you’re grilling out on a hot summer day or inviting a few guests over for a party, these Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers will be a huge hit. With savory beef patties, caramelized onions, and blue cheese crumbles, this flavorful burger will raise the bar for all future burgers. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get grilling! Also, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment below to help out the next reader!
Bourbon and Blue Burger
- 1 lbs ground beef 70/30%
- 1 teas salt
- 1/2 teas freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teas Head Country Championship Seasoning, Sweet & Spicy
- ½ cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy divided
- ½ good bourbon or whiskey divided
- 1 Onion sliced into ¼” wedges
- 4 oz Blue cheese crumbles
- 4 slices Bacon cooked until crispy
- 4 fresh Hamburger Rolls
- Mix the ground beef with salt, pepper, Head Country Championship Seasoning, Sweet & Spicy Blend and 1 TBSP Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy. Divide equally into 4 portions and shape into patties. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
- Preheat your grill.
- In a small heavy-duty pan, whisk together the remaining Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy sauce and 2 TBSP of the bourbon.
- In a heavy duty pan, melt the butter and add the onion slices. Saute for 2 to three minutes. Pour in the remaining bourbon and allow the liquor to cook down, stirring occasionally until the onions are golden and soft.
- Grill the burgers, cooking to medium temp or 160F for ground beef.
- Slide onto toasted buns, working quickly while everything is hot. Arrange the blue cheese atop the burgers to allow it to melt over the hot patties. Pile the onions and bacon on top and drizzle with the bourbon-infused Bar-B-Q sauce. Place the remaining bun half on top and serve.