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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Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek’s fire cooking journey. He’s a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he’s cooking up, it’s guaranteed to be so freakin’ delicious!