Try these Blue Bacon BBQ Burger for your next tasty backyard barbecue. Not just your average burger! Juicy beef burgers seasoned with the perfect amount of spice topped with smoked bacon jam, sweet bourbon onions, arugula, blue cheese, onion rings, BBQ sauce, and a buttery grilled bun!
It’s that time of year where the temperatures are heating up, and so are our grills. Especially with more staying at home lately, the backyard barbecue is high on the list. Those warm nights, patio lights, the quintessential smell of coals heating up, and of course, splashing in the pool and outdoor showers are some of my favorite summer things!
That and a perfectly grilled burger. And you guys, these BBQ bacon blue burgers are my FAVORITE burgers we’ve ever made. Yes, that is a big statement, and I’m sticking with it. They are SO good.
July 4 is the top grilling day of the year! Following that date, the most popular days to grill are Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Father’s Day.Hearth, Patio + Barbecue Association
I’m a big fan of keeping the heat, and the mess, out of the kitchen as much as possible during these summer months, so besides the amazing flavor of food cooked on the grill, that’s a huge plus for me! It’s also part of the reason we’re still LOVING and using our DIY grill table multiple times a week!
Did you know that 75% of Americans own an outdoor grill or smoker? And many own two!cnn
Blue Bacon BBQ Burger
There is just something about a flavorful, juicy burger on the grill. It screams summer, and I’m SO okay with having it on repeat for summer meal planning.
Lately, it’s just been SO easy to pull our ready-to-grill gourmet burger patties out of the freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator the night before. No mixing meat and ingredients. Just open each vacuum-sealed packet, top with seasoning and place on a hot grill… and with us all staying home, working from home and everything else from home, I’m all for easy.
Don’t miss these toppers!
My new secret ingredients are these amazing steak and burger toppings here!
I’m just going to go ahead and do you a quick favor and tell you to order toppers from Omaha Steaks. You guys. You won’t regret it.
We’ve been stocking up on different meats and sides that we use often in our family, and I thought I’d try these… the toppers would be great on steak, burgers, chicken, etc. So this past week when we opened up the freezer to see what we wanted to grill, I pulled out burgers AND these toppers (each box comes with two pans) and decided to use a pan of each, the smoked bacon jam AND the sweet bourbon onions.
They’re so easy to use, because you just add a pan to the grill (frozen!) and let it cook for a few minutes while the burgers cook up.
Seriously, so easy.
160 degrees is the safe internal temperature for ground beef or pork. You can tell a burger is done when the meat reaches this temperature, keep in mind that meat will continue to cook a bit when you remove from heat.foodsafety.gov
The rest of the BBQ and blue toppings.
I also wanted to add the peppery flavor of arugula to this flavorful meal, something I’m planning to grow in the raised garden beds we’re currently building (yes, I like to use arugula often!).
The tang of blue cheese was another great addition to balance the sweet flavors of the bourbon onion and the BBQ sauce (just use your favorite sauce here!).
And then because there just wasn’t enough crunch or enough onion, yet, we also added onion rings to the burger, again, use your favorite recipe or premade brand.
Do you know what else took this BBQ bacon blue burger over the top? The buttery grilled buns! I think I will ALWAYS grill my buns with my burgers from now on.
A swipe of butter to the inside of each bun and a minute on the grill with the burgers and toppers was all it took. Gorgeous grill marks and a buttery crust, yes please.
Steaks are the most popular food to barbecue amongst U.S. consumers – at 88% during barbecues. Burgers rank second on the list followed by hot dogs and sausages.statista
So friends, what are you grilling up this summer? Might I suggest a burger? Specifically, THIS BBQ bacon blue burger.
How to you like to eat/make a BBQ burger? Let me know in a comment below!
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- 4 Omaha Steaks burgers
- Omaha Steaks seasoning
- 4 Brioche buns
- 1 pan Omaha Steaks sweet bourbon onions
- 1 pan Omaha Steaks smoked bacon jam
- handful of arugula
- 1/2 cup blue cheese
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 8 onion rings
- Heat up the grill to medium-high heat.
- Cook onion rings according to package directions or your favorite recipe.
- Place each pan of toppers from Omaha Steaks on the grill (frozen), along with thawed, seasoned burger patties.
- Flip burgers between 3-5 minutes, depending on the desired temperature of the meat.
- Spread butter on the inside of each bun and place face-down on the grill.
- Remove buns after 1-2 minutes, or when you've achieved a golden-brown crust.
- Remove burger patties when they've reached a temperature of at least 160 degrees or about 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Remove pans of toppers from the grill.
- To build the burger, start with a toasted bottom bun. Add smoked bacon jam, place a cooked burger patty, top with arugula, blue cheese, and sweet bourbon onions. Top with two cooked onion rings and top with BBQ sauce and top bun.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3718Total Fat: 209gSaturated Fat: 62gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 123gCholesterol: 541mgSodium: 5420mgCarbohydrates: 294gFiber: 17gSugar: 48gProtein: 152g