Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
These Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers are absolute perfection for your 4th of July BBQ. Stuffed with roasted red bell pepper, creamy blue cheese, and topped with peppered bacon, you're sure to celebrate in delicious style.
Servings: 4 people
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef 85/15
- 6 oz blue cheese crumbles
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons Hey Grill Hey Signature Beef Seasoning
- 1/2 lb peppered bacon thick sliced
- 4 brioche hamburger buns
- 1/4 cup chunky blue cheese salad dressing
- 1 tomato sliced
- 1 head green lettuce leaves
- 1 red onion sliced
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking. If cooking on a charcoal grill, arrange the hot coals on one side of the grill, leaving the other for indirect cooking. If cooking on a gas grill, turn half of the burners on to High and the other half of the burners as low as they will go. Allow the grill to preheat.
Rub the red pepper with olive oil and place on the high heat side of the grill. Cook for 2-4 minutes per side or until the skin is blackened and blistered all around the pepper. Remove the pepper from the grill and place in a zip top bag. Seal the bag and set aside for a few minutes while you form your patties.
Divide your ground beef into 8 equal portions. Form half of the portions into patties with the edges raised so there is a well to hold the blue cheese. Form the other half into flat patties. The flat patties will act as the "lids" for your stuffed burgers.
Remove the red pepper from the bag and peel off the blistered skin. Discard the stem, core, and seeds. Cut the roasted pepper into strips, then dice. Place a spoonful or two of the red pepper in the bottom of your burger, top with a few spoonfuls of the blue cheese crumbles, and a sprinkle of Hey Grill Hey Signature Beef Seasoning.
Top each stuffed burger with a flat patty and pinch the edges all of the way around to seal. Season the outside of each burger with more Beef Seasoning.
Place your burgers on the direct heat side of your grill to cook. Lay out the bacon slices on the indirect heat side of your grill to cook alongside your burgers. Cook the burgers for 6-8 minutes per side or until the temperature reads 165 degrees F with an internal thermometer. Only flip once, and never ever press your burger flat with a spatula.
Cook the bacon for 6-8 minutes, or until it is cooked to your liking. Remove from the grill and set aside until you're ready to assemble your burgers.
Butter your hamburger buns and place on the direct heat side of the grill and toast for 2-3 minutes.
Assemble your burgers with the lettuce on the bottom, followed by the burger, onion, tomato, bacon, and of course, the blue cheese dressing. Enjoy with plenty of napkins!
**This recipe was originally published on June 26, 2016. It has been updated with more tips, but the recipe remains the same.