THESE RED, WHITE, and BLUE CHEESE STUFFED BURGERS ARE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR YOUR 4TH OF JULY BBQ! HUGE THANKS TO MCCORMICK GRILL MATES FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. THE RECIPE, OPINIONS, TIPS, AND TRICKS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN.
Summer is in full swing, people! For us that means lots of outdoor dinners, chatting with friends on the porch, and watching those late sunsets fade into warm evenings. I have a little love affair with summer because for many people that means getting together and turning on their grills. I especially love July and all of the fun family celebrations! The 4th of July might be my all time favorite, because aside from the activities, there is always epic food. And not just any food….. grilled food!
I wanted to add my newest recipe into the mix for your upcoming 4th of July BBQ and McCormick Grill Mates is here to help. These Red, White, and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers aren’t just festive, they are beyond delicious. The tender and sweet roasted red peppers are the perfect complement to the tangy and creamy blue cheese that is melted all up inside this burger. Pair all of that goodness with the smoky/savory combo that McCormick has mastered with Grill Mates Smoky Montreal Steak Seasoning and you’ve got a juicy burger that will knock your socks off with flavor. Also, peppered bacon. Every burger is better with bacon, but a thick cut peppered bacon on this burger is just next level. Mmm mmm mmm.
The secret to a juicy stuffed burger is starting with the right ground beef. I always go for whole ground round or sirloin at 85% meat, 15% fat. That ratio gives me the most tender burgers that still hold up well to being stuffed. Another tip is to be gentle with your meat. Don’t overwork the beef when you are forming your patties or you’ll have chewy burgers.
If you really love blue cheese, don’t skimp on the blue cheese dressing on top of the burger. If you’re looking for a more mild flavor, you can use plain mayo. Now dress those bodacious burgers up with your fave toppings! Let your BBQ guests gussy up their burgers however they like. I always load mine up with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and of course a crisp dill pickle. Make sure you hit the table with plenty of napkins. Next year you may find yourself celebrating “Red, White, & Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger Day” as your new favorite summer holiday. Be sure to pin it so you’ve got the recipe on hand for the big day!