When it comes to burgers it’s always a good idea to buy a high-quality meat and let it be the shining star of the meal. But when it comes to this recipe for blue cheese stuffed burgers, the creamy blue cheese and bacon-onion jam are the shining star. You will still want to opt for a high-quality ground beef, preferably 80/20 grass-fed, for the best flavor.
There are two key elements to this burger: homemade bacon-onion jam and Simply Artisan Blue Cheese Crumbles. To stuff the burgers before cooking, you’ll want to divide the meat into 4 equal portions and then divide each portion in half. Flatten each half and make a small indentation in one side and then fill the indentation with ¼ of the blue cheese crumbles. Place the other half of the meat on top and press the edges together to seal for grilling.
The second flavor element of this burger is the bacon-onion jam, which you’ll want to save leftovers to smear on everything you cook moving forward. Caramelizing the onions and shallots in the bacon fat and adding in a bit of brown sugar will create a sweet and salty condiment that you’ll want to spread on crackers, sandwiches and your toast. When properly stored, the bacon-onion jam will last 2-4 weeks in the refrigerator.
Be prepared for your tastebuds to go on a culinary adventure when you taste the finished product. The nutty, creamy cheese pairs perfectly with the sweet and salty bacon-onion jam and everything is topped off with slightly bitter arugula. Don’t forget to toast the buns and serve these burgers with skinny fries to make yourself feel like you’re at a fancy bistro!