Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Bacon


These stuffed burgers have bacon and blue cheese mixed right in! They’re packed with flavor, moist, and always a hit!

As far as my summer goes, I may have peaked too soon with these. Beef. Blue cheese. Bacon. All of it, stuffed into a burger. How could things get better?


I had always been fiercely loyal to the cheese-on-top positioning, and as much as I love blue cheese, I’d often shied away from adding it to my burger for the simple fact that the crumbles don’t melt well, leaving me to tend to an unruly pile of little balls that rolled right off the sides of my patty. A few months ago, in a near-panic over what to top my buffalo turkey burgers with, I concocted a blue cheese sauce to remedy my blue cheese problem. I was either on something or onto something; you decide.

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But now, no need to fuss. Last week, I just tossed the crumbles into the meat and mixed it all up. When the patties cooked on the hot grill, the small bits of cheese within softened and rendered their flavor ever so slightly, becoming themselves pillowy and making the patties a bit moister and much more interesting. To make matters even tastier, I also added bacon—just because—and parsley, for a clean complement to all of the intensity. 


The result was so cookout-worthy. Completely grease stain on my shirt and I don’t mind all that much-good. If you love blue cheese, love bacon, and, of course, love beef, here’s your new favorite burger.


*Note: The sauce you see drizzled on the burger in these photos is simply blue cheese dressing (Ken’s Steak House Lite Chunky Blue Cheese is a favorite) that I pulsed in my blender with a small handful of parsley to spruce it up. 

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers

These stuffed burgers have bacon and blue cheese mixed right in! They're packed with flavor, moist, and always a hit!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon and cheese burger, blue cheese and bacon stuffed burger, stuffed burger recipe
Servings: 4 Burgers
Calories: 420kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin at least 90% lean
  • 3 slices bacon pan-fried and finely crumbled
  • 3 ounces blue cheese crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • condiments: ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles (optional)


  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, bacon, blue cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well with your hands, then form into four evenly sized patties.
  • Preheat a gas grill to high heat. Put the burgers on the grates, close the lid of the grill, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the burgers, close the lid, and cook for about 4 more minutes for a medium, pink center, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one patty registers 160 degrees F.
  • Divide the grilled patties among the hamburger buns and top with your choice of condiments (I recommend the works: ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles).


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.5g | Protein: 35.2g | Fat: 21g | Sugar: 3.1g


28 thoughts on “Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Bacon

  1. Catherine

    Your posts are great and your photography is amazing…would you please do a series on food photography? Love your blog and your recipes and your story :)

  2. Cinnamon Vogue

    Blue is one of my favorites. Thanks for reminding me about this Andie. Yeah summer is coming and burgers are waiting to be made. I think I will premake these and freeze them. Wonder if freezing and thawing would ruin the cheese.

  3. Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    I feel exactly the same way when it comes to cheese on my burgers. This seems like the perfect solution. Can’t believe I never thought of it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. That burger looks soooo juicy!!

  4. Sandie

    Looks yummy! I have been making alot of chicken burgers mainly because I like the
    taste much better—I make a greek one with feta cheese spinach and greek seasoning
    and mix it all up together. Amazing! Also there are new flavors of blue cheese crumbles
    and of course one of the flavors is buffalo style—good but I add a little more hot sauce
    to mine and mix it in ground chicken.

  5. Sandie

    Looks yummy! I am making something similiar with fresh ground chicken. They now have
    a buffalo style blue cheese crumbles out oon the market—good but I add a little more
    hot sauce to it. My other favorite is a greek burger made with feta (of your choice) and
    spinach and then add greek seasoning and fresh greek oregano mixed into the chicken.
    Love the way the cheese melts and gets so yummy!

  6. Sally Anne

    Very high in calories but the flavours must be so worth it. Thinking about it I am near my treat day lol

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  11. J G

    I make these all the time bacon cheddar and bacon bleu cheese inside the burger but I can’t wait to top the bleu cheese obe with that sauce looks delicious!! Thank you!

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  15. Reid Smith

    At least 90% lean? No way, i use 70% lean because fat (for beef, anyway) is the F-word — FLAVOR. That is why Prime beef is so well-marbled and wagyu beef is beyond well -marbled. This too explains why grass-fed beef should be avoided — too lean no taste. JMHO

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