Perfect for grilling season or any time of year under the broiler, these delicious blue cheese stuffed burgers are made with juicy beef and stuffed with creamy blue cheese. This easy recipe is a must-try for burger lovers!
It’s no surprise that when warmer weather comes around, I can usually be found cooking dinner out on the grill. And whether I’m making a quick weeknight dinner or something special for Father’s Day, I know I can find fresh and delicious ingredients at my local D&W Fresh Market. I knew I wanted to cook up something fun for Father’s Day dinner, so I grabbed some ground beef and blue cheese from the deli counter to make these Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers! And by grabbed, I mean picked up because when curbside pick-up is an option, this busy mom is using it!
- Ground beef: I love grabbing my ground beef from the deli counter as you can easily specify how much you want depending on how many you’re feeding, and you can choose the fat content! For my burgers, I tend to go a bit fattier for the flavor, so I chose a ground chuck.
- Seasoned salt: A blend of salt with herbs and spices, usually paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. You can buy some from the store, or make some yourself!
- Worcestershire sauce: Adds a wonderful smoky undertone to the burger patty.
- All-purpose grill seasoning: A blend of herbs and spices that usually consists of red pepper, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper, among other things. Just like the seasoned salt, if you don’t have a store-bought blend, you can always make some at home.
- Pepper: Classic black pepper adds great flavor to the meat.
- Blue cheese: Sharp and salty flavor in a soft, crumbly cheese that melts to be creamy and adds lovely flavor to the burger.
- Sesame buns: Be sure to check the bakery section for the freshly baked bun options that day, I love a sesame seed bun for my burger.
- Condiments: Grab your favorite toppings! Fresh Market has amazing produce options I like to use like red onion, tomato, and lettuce. But their “Our Family” brand has perfect pickle chips and sauces to use as well.
How to Make Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Start your Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers by adding your ground chuck to a large bowl. Then sprinkle in the seasoned salt, all-purpose grill seasoning, and pepper.
Next drizzle in the Worcestershire sauce.
Then use the best tool for mixing ground meat: your hands!
Once seasonings are all evenly mixed into the ground beef, start forming your patties by forming a disc shape. Then use your thumbs to make an indentation in the center and fill it with blue cheese.
Then gently wrap the edges around the blue cheese center until its fully enclosed.
Continue to work the meat until it’s a perfect puck sized patty with the blue cheese in the center.
When all patties are finished, season with some salt and pepper to taste.
Next on your grill over high heat, cook 3-5 minutes a side before removing from the grill and letting rest.
While beef patties rest, prepare your condiments! Slice a red onion and tomato, chop some lettuce, and toast your buns if desired.
Then stack your burger and toppings, including some additional blue cheese if you want, before topping with the sesame bun.
Serve and enjoy your Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers!
- Change out the cheese. I know blue cheese isn’t everyones favorite, but cheese is a great way to make sure you and your family are eating enough dairy each day. Fresh Market’s deli counter has all sorts of cheeses to choose from, and a Swiss cheese or Colby Jack would taste great as well!
- Try different toppings. Fry up some bacon and make them bacon blue cheese burgers, or use different onions or lettuces to try new textures and flavors!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you tell if a stuffed burger is done?
Best bet is to use a meat thermometer, and look for an internal temperature of 165.
What is the best cheese to melt on a burger?
The classic cheeseburger is usually made with American cheese, and it’s melts easily over the top of a freshly grilled burger patty. But cheddar, Colby-jack, and pepper-jack are all great options as well.
Is some pink in a burger OK?
Temperature is more important than color when it comes to the safety of eating cooked meats. As long as your burger reaches 165, some pink is definitely OK!
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Whether you need a great meal for Father’s Day, or just want to try something new on the grill, my Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers with great ingredients from D&W Fresh Market makes the perfect dinner.
No fork required.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
- 1.5 pounds ground chuck
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose grill seasoning
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- 4 sesame buns (split)
- condiments to serve (such as red onion, tomato, lettuce, etc. )
- Place ground beef in a medium bowl then sprinkle in all spices and Worcestershire sauce. Using your hands, mix then divide into four equal parts. Working one section at a time, gently begin shaping the ground meat into a thick, round beef patty, almost like a large meatball.
- Gently using your thumb, begin making a small indent into the center of the patty and place the blue cheese in the center (about 1 ounce per burger). Carefully shape the ground beef around the blue cheese, making sure to fully enclose the cheese in the patty. Carefully form the patty in to a burger shape about 1/2" thick. Place formed patties on a plate and continue until all four are done.
- Pre-heat grill to high heat. Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper before placing on the grill. Cook for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. If you want them to be more done, cook them a bit longer or until you reach desired doneness. Let rest 5-8 minutes before serving with buns. Garnish with your favorite condiments.
Disclosure: This recipe was developed in partnership with Spartan Nash. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.