If you’re a fan of blue cheese, you will love these Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers. These juicy burgers aren’t your run-of-the-mill BBQ. They have a gourmet flair that even the most seasoned pitmaster will rave about.
Blue cheese is rarely used in burgers, making this recipe unique. This sharp cheese has a mild flavor that pairs well with my signature BBQ Beef Rub. You won’t believe how great this combination tastes!
You won’t believe how easy it is to cook burgers on the Goldens’ Cast Iron. With about 10 minutes of prep work, you can have a fancy meal that beats any BBQ joint. Stuffing your burgers doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it makes a massive difference in the final presentation.
These burgers may sound fancy, but they use common grocery store ingredients. You won’t use an entire bottle of my Beef Rub, so save the rest for another time. Here’s what you need to add to your shopping list.
- Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub. This rub is a fantastic blend of paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. It may say “beef,” but it's fantastic on chicken, veggies, and seafood.
- Ground beef. To save time, you can prep your beef patties ahead of time. You’ll need 8 burger patties to create 4 beefy burgers. I like to flatten mine out to make each patty cook evenly.
- Blue cheese crumbles. You can purchase blue cheese in many forms, but I prefer crumbles for this recipe. This is the easiest way to add an equal amount of cheese to each patty.
- Burger buns. I like adding an extra touch to my burgers by toasting the bun. I recommend using heartier buns that can hold the weight of the stuffed patty.
- Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is a great burger condiment that doesn’t overpower the flavor of the meat. A little goes a long way and adds an extra layer of moisture.
The Grill Setup
Here’s the setup I used to grill these tasty Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers. For more of my must-haves, check out the equipment and tools section.
- Grill. I used my Goldens’ Cast Iron to make this recipe. This setup allowed me to create my 2-zone fire with ease. You will love this pit if you’re looking for a durable grill with room to prep.
- Pellets. I stoked my grill with Royal Oak Charcoal. I love this brand because it doesn’t contain fillers, which can give your meat an odd aftertaste. Royal Oak is nothing but pure goodness.
The Process for Making Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
You can find more details on making these burgers in the recipe video and card at the bottom of the post. Here’s a bite-sized overview of how this recipe came together.
- Fire up the grill. First, I added Royal Oak Charcoal to my grill and fired it up to 450ºF-500ºF. I created a two-zone fire for my patties and buns.
- Prep the burgers. I made my burger patties by dividing 2 pounds of ground beef into ¼ lb sections. Then, I mashed each ball down to create a bowl shape.
- Stuff and seal. I added blue cheese to the center of 4 patties. I was generous with my scoops, so feel free to add as much cheese as you want. When the burgers were stuffed, I placed a plain patty on top of the cheesy one and sealed the edges. It’s important to pinch the edges so the cheese doesn’t fall out when you grill the burgers.
- Add seasoning. Once I fully molded the burgers, I flattened them and added my seasoning. I kept it simple, added a good layer of my Beef Rub, flipped the patties, and seasoned the other side.
- Cook the burgers. I sprayed my grill grates with cooking spray and placed the burgers on the hot zone of my grill. I cooked my burgers for about 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through. When I pulled the burgers off, I toasted the buns until they were a beautiful golden color.
- Assemble and eat. I put a little mayo on the top and bottom of my buns before sliding the burger on top. The only thing left to do is eat!
These juicy burgers were perfectly seasoned. Each flavor was balanced, with nothing overpowering the taste of the meat. The blue cheese was melted and gooey, adding an exotic flair to this familiar staple.
Serving Suggestions for Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Serve your burgers with lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, and all your favorite fixing. If you’re feeling creative, add one of these tasty sides.
- Mississippi Coleslaw. My twist on a classic recipe is a BBQ favorite around these parts. The coolness of the slaw pairs great with the heat from the burger.
- Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings. The wings are an easy appetizer that friends and family will adore. Serve them before the burgers with some ranch to dip. Delicious!
- French Fries. Burgers and fries are a classic combination! Use frozen fries or make them from scratch. The choice is yours. Either way, you have a winning combination.
Storing Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
If you have leftovers, store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Equipment and Tools
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers on the Goldens' Cast Iron
Get your grill up to temperature of approximately 300º. Create a 2-zone fire.
Flatten out 8 ground beef patties.
Place your blue cheese crumbles on 4 of the patties.
Place the other 4 ground beef patties on top of the patties with blue cheese on them.
Mold your patties and seal the edges.
Season both sides of your patties in Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub
Spray your grill grates with canola oil.
Place your patties on your grill in the hot zone of your 2-zone fire. Cook for about 10-12 minutes. Flip your burgers halfway through.
Toast your burger buns.
Build your burger.