Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 30 minutes
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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.

Ingredients

For the burgers:

  • 1/3 lb. Ground Beef (at least 85/15)
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 1 c. Arugula
  • ½ c. Litehouse Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 8 Strips Bacon, cooked
  • 3 tbsp. Fig Jam
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Aioli

  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ c. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard

Directions

  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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