The Blue Onion Burger

July 10, 2012

Warm summer evenings and juicy grilled burgers are a hard to beat combo, don’t you think?  NibbleMeThis takes blue cheese and beef to new heights with his Blue Onion Burger.


While a classic burger with lettuce, onion, tomato and cheese will always be a favorite, I’m sure you have noticed a few trends with grilled burgers over the past few years.  Stuffed, “inside out” or “jucy lucy” [sic] burgers are all the rage.  Layers of big bold flavors are also hot.

I tried to do a bit of both in this burger.  Crispy onion rings layer on top of the onion burger seasoning and the beefy mayo enhances the great taste of the burger.  The blue cheese tucked in the middle just makes sure the taste party keeps on going.

The Blue Onion Burger
serves:  4


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground round
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 8 frozen onion rings
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 of your favorite 5 pepper blend
  • 1/4 tsp beef base


  1. Thoroughly mix together the mayo, 5 pepper seasoning, and beef base.  It is best if you have an hour or two to let it chill in the fridge.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high (450f).  Make sure your grill grates are clean and lightly coated with oil.  At the same time, preheat your oven and cook the onion rings according to package instructions.
  3. Mix together the beef and burger seasoning, being careful to evenly distribute the seasoning but don’t overwork the beef.  Divide into 8 equal portions (3 oz each) and form into thin 4″ patties.
  4. On four of the patties, place 1 Tbsp of blue cheese on the center of each.  Top with the remaining 4 patties.  Seal the edges of each burger by kneading them together and smoothing them over.  (See alternate instructions in Notes)
  5. Toast your buns on the grill (about 13-20 seconds).
  6. Grill the burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 160f, about 4-6 minutes per side.
  7. Serve the burgers topped with a pair of onion rings and the buns slathered with the steakhouse mayo.


  • Alternate burger method – If you don’t feel like bothering with the stuffed burger, make four 6-oz patties instead.  Then when you flip the patties on the grill, top with the crumbled blue cheese.

blue cheese in burger patty

blue cheese on grilled burger

four blue cheese burgers

These were probably the best burgers we’ve done this year.  Trevor told me three times how great they were.

burgers with blue cheese and onion rings

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