Bacon Blue Cheese Burger

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
  • Lettuce
  • 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.

Fry Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Combine the ketchup and mayonnaise in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Place the burger onto a toasted bun and top with tomato, lettuce, and onion. Serve with fry sauce. Enjoy.

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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20 Responses to “Bacon Blue Cheese Burger”

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    Pam — March 15, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

    Memoria,

    They are frozen low fat steak fries from Trader Joe's – they come with the lines in them. They are FANTASTIC!

    Cheers,

    Pam

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    Maria — March 15, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    Blue cheese makes everything better!

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    The Blonde Duck — March 15, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    We made burgers this weekend too! Ben made me the best bacon cheeseburger I'd ever had! It was amazing!!!

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    Gulmohar — March 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    That's a perfect burger..the last click is awesome, Pam

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    teresa — March 15, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    fry sauce! now i know you're from idaho! love it!

    this burger is making me drooooool. i love blue cheese…on anything!

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    Marjie — March 15, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

    this is a wonderful looking improvement to a delicious classic! Well done!

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    LollyChops — March 15, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    That looks like an amazing dinner! WOW!

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    Beth — March 15, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

    Who cares if they are fattening – they are so good!!

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    Chalit — March 15, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    OMG! Worth the calories! Made it last night it was soooooo good! http://www.militarymovesyou.com/

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    Leslie — March 15, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    I soooo wish I liked blue cheese! I am a sissy cheese eater. But you sure make it look beautiful!

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    Cheryl — March 15, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    You go girl, I am going to be spending more time here than ever, learning to make some of your low fat meals!

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    Ch4ttyC4thy — March 15, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    Those fries look really good! Yum!

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    Sasha — March 15, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    Pam darling,
    you've outdone yourself. What I would do to have this for dinner tonight.

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    Ingrid — March 16, 2010 @ 12:49 am

    I make these for the kiddos and Joe. They love 'em. The other one I make is a mushroom provolone cheese burger. I do have to say that burgers aren't quite as "pretty" as yours. :)
    ~ingrid

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    Gloria — March 16, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    I love cheese burger and this look wonderful, Pam, gloria

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    FoodFitnessFreshair — March 16, 2010 @ 2:55 am

    I have to say those french fries look unbelievable!

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    A Feast for the Eyes — March 16, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    The whole meal makes my mouth water! Hubs loves bacon and blue cheese and it's grillin' time in my part of California. Comin' up!

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    Bugaboo — March 17, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    Bacon + bleu cheese + burger = awesome. And you're right: so much better at home!

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    Gabriella — March 19, 2010 @ 3:40 am

    Dear Fortheloveofcooking, this burger is awesome. I love the sauce you made by combining the ketchup and mayo. I make that sauce every time I eat cheeseburgers because it reminds me of In-N-Out burgers. Well presented, clean, clear and beautiful photos. I shall be returning for another delicious bite. Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
    You can visit me at http://

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    Brandi — July 5, 2011 @ 2:34 am

    I made these tonight (minus the grilling part) for my fiance and I. They were very yummy! Made the fry sauce to go with my steak fries too. Very tasty little meal! I was proud that I made the hamburger patties all on my own :)

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