Blackened Blue / Bleu Cheese Burgers on the Grill
One of my favorite versions of burgers to order out is something usually called a Blackened Bleu / Blue Cheese Burger.
I decided awhile ago to learn to make these at home, and here’s what I came up with.
Since Old Bay Seasoning in burgers was always a hit with me, I like to use Old Bay with Blackened Seasoning for the Blackened Bleu. There are others out there, like Chef Paul Prudhomme’s, and Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, as well as dozens of homemade versions (which I vow to try someday), but for now, the Old Bay version works great for me.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 lbs ground beef (85/15)
- 2 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tbls Lite Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- palmful of blackened seasoning (Old Bay Brand)
- Blue Cheese crumbles
- 8 Kaiser rolls
In a bowl, combine ground beef with the Worcestershire and Soy sauces, garlic powder, pepper and salt.
Make some nice patties about a 1/2 inch bigger than your rolls, press your thumb in the center to make a dent.
Then sprinkle a generous amount of the blackened seasoning on both sides of the patties. Pat the blackened seasoning in good.
Grill the burgers as you normally would – preferably over direct heat turning once. Then either on the grill for the last few minutes or on the plate while the patties are still hot, sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese on them. I like alot of blue cheese, but be warned, it is naturally salty and very strong.
Put these babies on some toasted kaiser rolls with only lettuce and a slice of tomato, and you’re good to go. No need for other condiments. (I did cheat and dip my burger in some new Lea & Perrin’s Thick Worcestershire Sauce) or you can add anything you like to the salty, spicy, blackened burger you desire!
(I’m sorry I don’t have pics of the finished burgers – my camera died in the making of these. New cam on the way.)
We served these burgers with Baked Beans and a side of Wickles Pickles. Yum!
If you’ve made these, or love the blue cheese burger please leave a Comment below. I’d like to know how you make them.
Because of a recent comment on this older post, I decided to feature it on the front page again! ~enjoy!