Red White and Bleu Burgers or Bleu Cheese Burgers

Just in time for the summer holidays, these patriotic Red White and Bleu Burgers are the perfect main attraction for your BBQ. A juicy hamburger, spiced up with jalapenos and garlic then topped with a generous helping of bleu cheese. They’re quick, easy and super delicious and sure to have everyone reaching for seconds! 

Bleu Cheese Hamburger on bun with lettuce and tomato in a red white and blue paper dish.

I know, I know, bad play on words, but I couldn’t help myself since the bleu cheese on these hamburgers was just so gosh darn good! They’re definitely a favorite with my husband since he’ll eat anything with bleu cheese. I’ve found when serving them at my barbecue get-togethers, if a person doesn’t care for bleu cheese, you can leave it off or add any other type of cheese and they will still be out of this world delicious.

Closeup of burger with blue cheese piled on top in a blue & white starred container.

What’s the secret? I think it’s the Worcestershire sauce, since we even add that to our regular hamburgers and everyone always asks for the recipe. Of course, it could also be the jalapenos as they add just the right amount of kick to the burger. However, there are several tips for grilling these red white and bleu burgers, or really any other, that will make them come out great every time.

Grilling hamburgers and rolls on grill.

Tips for grilling the best burgers

  • The best burgers are made of ground beef no leaner than 85%. It’s the fat inside the meat that makes it juicier and gives the hamburger more flavor.
  • Do not add salt into the meat mixture as that will tend to dry them out while sitting in the refrigerator. Instead sprinkle on just prior to grilling.
  • When forming patties, wet your hands to prevent the meat sticking to them.
  • Make patties about 3/4″ thick to help the burger retain more moisture.
  • After the patty is formed, make a shallow indentation in center, about 1″ wide. This will help to avoid the burger puffing up and becoming a round ball. Doesn’t fit too well on the bun that way for sure!
  • Chill burgers in the refrigerator and cook them when cold. This is particularly helpful for the perfectly cooked medium hamburger.
  • Cook burgers on a medium high heat grill and turn only once! It usually takes a total of about 9-11 minutes.

Grilled hamburger on bun with lettuce and tomato and topped with blue cheese set in a blue starred dish.

So get that grill going this fourth and cook up these world class, moist and flavorful hamburgers. Enjoy!

Check out more red, white and blue deliciousness

Roasted Potato Salad

Independence Deviled Eggs

Red White and Blue Salad

Patriotic Parfaits

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Closeup of burger with lettuce and tomato in a patriotic tray
Red White and Bleu Burgers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
14 mins
 

Easy Red White and Bleu Burgers are the perfect addition to your Memorial Day BBQ. A juicy hamburger, spicy jalapenos & bleu cheese topping are a sure hit!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: bleu cheese burger, grilled hamburger, patriotic burger
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 515 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 oz crumbled Bleu cheese
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • Lettuce & tomato
Directions
  1. Mix ground beef with onion, jalapenos, garlic, Worcestershire sauce.

  2. Divide into 4 portions. Form into patties, making sure to mold it enough for the meat to stick together.

  3. Once made, form a small depression in the center of each patty to keep the hamburger from puffing up into a round ball during grilling.

  4. Chill hamburgers until ready to cook.

  5. Preheat grill to medium high.

  6. Season burgers with salt and pepper and grill for about 9-11 minutes for medium doneness, turning only once halfway through.

  7. Sprinkle blue cheese on the top of hot burgers and remove immediately to platter.

  8. If you prefer your hamburger buns toasted on the grill, when there is about 4 minutes left, slice them in half and put face down on grill. You can pick them up from time to time to check on them as they can char rather quickly.

  9. To serve: Lay bun open on plate. Place cheeseburger on the bottom of hamburger bun. On the top of bun, place a little lettuce and a nice slice of tomato. If you have a decorative toothpick with a blue top, stick through tomato to make it a special 4th of July presentation.
Recipe Notes

Tips for grilling the best burgers

  • The best burgers are made of ground beef no leaner than 85%. It's the fat inside the meat that makes it juicier and gives the hamburger more flavor.
  • Do not add salt into the meat mixture as that will tend to dry them out while sitting in the refrigerator. Instead sprinkle on just prior to grilling.
  • When forming patties, wet your hands to prevent the meat sticking to them.
  • Make patties about 3/4" thick to help the burger retain more moisture.
  • After the patty is formed, make a shallow indentation in center, about 1" wide. This will help to avoid the burger puffing up and becoming a round ball. Doesn't fit too well on the bun that way for sure!
  • Chill burgers in the refrigerator and cook them when cold. This is particularly helpful for the perfectly cooked medium hamburger.
  • Cook burgers on a medium high heat grill and turn only once! It usually takes a total of about 9-11 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Red White and Bleu Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 702mg29%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Red White and Bleu Burgers or Bleu Cheese Burgers
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