In every bite of this cheese burger, there is something American about it. From the Pennsylvania bacon to the Midwestern bleu cheese, the Red, White and Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger is a tribute to what makes this country great, its people! Americans are hard workers that do not give up and inspire others to take a chance on life.
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Why use bleu cheese?
Bleu cheese is a massive compliment to the bacon & beef on the Red, White & Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger. The tanginess of bleu cheese is one of my favorite attributes about it. It really brings a different burst of flavor to any food that you add it to. I love the creaminess of bleu cheese as well. This tends to balance out the crunchiness of the bacon and the saltiness of the burger. Definitely a must for making this bleu cheese bacon burger.
How can I make this burger better?
Well, I don’t really think there is a way to make this burger better. But, you could definitely add some Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeno Poppers to the side for this Independence Day meal. The Jalapeno Poppers are a really great option for an appetizer before you devour the Red, White & Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger. Add them to your list while you are shopping for the burger ingredients.
Lets enjoy Independence Day
In the end, it is all about enjoying g Independence Day with the people you love, grill some great food (like the recipe below), and honor those who have and are fighting for our freedom.
A great burger for those that want to celebrate our Independence.
- 1 lb of ground chuck beef
- 8 strips of cooked bacon
- Pretzel bread burger buns
- 1 cup of crumbled bleu cheese
- 1 tsp of kosher salt
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tsp of chili powder
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Handful of Cowboy Hickory Wood Chunks
Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes.
(Optional) Place a handful of Hickory Wood Chunks onto fire and let burn for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the ground chuck beef, salt, pepper, and chili powder thoroughly.
Once mixed, use your hands to mold burger patties to desired size (should make about 4 large patties).
Place patties on grill and let cook about 5 min per side. When the patties are within 2 minutes of being done, then place crumbled bleu cheese on top.
Grill burger buns, if desired, for about 1 minute.
Place the freshly grilled burgers onto the bun, add bacon and other toppings.
Enjoy! Also make sure to try out my Bacon Wrapped BBQ Jalapeno Poppers too!
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