Bacon and Blue Cheese Burger Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 30 minutes

Pair nutty blue cheese and salty bacon together to create the ultimate summer burger. This combination is perfect for a hot summer day serve with an ice cold beer.


For the burgers:

  • 1 1/3-pound ground beef (at least 85/15)
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ½ cup Litehouse Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked
  • 3 tablespoons fig jam
  • Salt and pepper

For the aioli

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Divide the ground beef into 4 equal parts and flatten into patties the size of your buns. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the aioli by combining the ingredients in a food processor and blending until whipped and smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use and can be stored in the refrigerator tightly sealed for up to 2 weeks.
  3. Prepare charcoal or gas grill for to medium-high heat. Add hamburger patties over direct heat and grill covered for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium. Adjust time based on how you prefer the doneness of the burgers.  Remove from grill and rest 3 – 4 minutes before serving.
  4. While the burgers are resting, toast the buns on the grill. Top each bun base with a burger patty. Spread aioli onto the burgers and divide blue cheese evenly between burgers. Top cheese with 2 slices of bacon per burger and arugula. Spread fig jam onto the tops of the buns and cover burgers before serving.

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