Looking for a fun spin on a classic summer meal? Grab some blue cheese and buffalo sauce and grill up a batch of these Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers!
Today’s post is more of a concept than an actual recipe. Sure, I put amounts into the recipe card below, but you can totally eyeball the amounts. The point is that blue cheese + buffalo sauce + burgers make for one heck of a tasty combination that deserves a spot on your summer grilling menu!
Every year, my wife’s family has a family reunion down in Maryland. (Well, the 2020 reunion was cancelled – but then again, almost everything was cancelled in 2020.) The night before the big family picnic, a handful of us gather around the wooden picnic table and eat crabs. Here’s the thing, though. I’m not a huge fan of crabs. The first year, I dutifully ate crabs with everyone else…then I went inside and snacked on salami and cheese. (My wife is from an Italian family – there’s always salami and cheese hiding somewhere!)
By year #2, I left the blue crabs for everyone else while I fired up the grill and made a burger for myself. But since we were in a celebratory mood, I decided to go the extra step and crumble blue cheese all over the top of that burger. It was awesome, and those blue cheese burgers have become my own personal tradition on crab night.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers
Last weekend, I was really craving one of those blue cheese burgers, so I stopped by the store and picked up some blue cheese. (We always keep ground beef in the freezer – you never know when the urge to make a burger is going to strike. For me, it strikes quite often!) However, this time, I mixed the crumbled blue cheese right into the burgers instead of just putting it on top. The blue cheese melts on the grill, and you end up with amazing pockets of deliciousness throughout the burgers. Woah!
As if the melted pockets of blue cheese weren’t enough, I also added some buffalo sauce right into the burger mixture. After all, blue cheese and buffalo sauce go together like a campfire and smores! All together, these Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers were a huge hit in our house. Even Laura, who doesn’t like blue cheese combined with beef, was all in on these – apparently melting the blue cheese made the difference!
So what do you do if blue cheese isn’t your thing? I get it. I used to hate blue cheese. I mean who would willfully eat a moldy cheese? Not surprisingly, it was the combination of buffalo sauce and blue cheese (in the form of blue cheese dip and buffalo wings) that changed my opinion about blue cheese. But if blue cheese isn’t your thing? No fear! Just use cubed up mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese here instead. The flavors will still go quite well with the buffalo sauce.
As for me, I’ll take these Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers with extra blue cheese crumbled on top! Oh, and extra buffalo sauce drizzled on there, too. Obvi. I hope you enjoy these burgers as much as we do!
Did you make a batch of these Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). Happy grilling!
Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers
- 2 lbs ground beef I used 80-20 lean
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese plus more for finishing
- ¼ cup buffalo sauce plus more for finishing
- 6 burger buns
- sliced tomatoes
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Using a large bowl, add ground beef, blue cheese and ¼ cup of buffalo sauce; gently stir until mixture is just combined.
- Divide mixture into 4-6 equal parts depending on desired size of burgers. Use a burger press (or your hands) to shape into patties.
- Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, or until burgers are done to desired taste.
- Place lettuce and sliced tomatoes on buns. Add burgers and top with additional crumbled blue cheese and buffalo sauce before serving.
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