Bacon blue cheese burgers always make my mouth water when I see them on a restaurant menu but I never order them because they are so fattening. I was craving a juicy cheeseburger, so I decided to make a healthier version of the blue cheese and bacon burger at home. I used lean ground beef, low fat (but still very flavorful) blue cheese, and a piece of really lean bacon to make a fantastic tasting burger. I served this burger with baked steak fries and lower fat fry sauce for a delicious meal. This dinner tasted so much better than the local fast food restaurant and it was much healthier too.Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 1 lb of lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of onion powder
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Blue cheese crumbles (I used low fat)
- 4 slices of very lean bacon or turkey bacon, cooked
- Tomato slices
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted
Combine the lean ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder together (don’t work the meat too much). Form the beef mixture into 4 patties. Season each side of the patty with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Heat a grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Once the pan is HOT add the patties and cook about 3-4 minutes then flip. Break a slice of bacon in half and add to the burger then top with a bit of blue cheese. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until your desired degree of doneness.
- 1 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp ketchup
Place the burger onto a toasted bun and top with tomato, lettuce, and onion. Serve with fry sauce. Enjoy.
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