The sweetness of the jam and caramelized onions paired with the saltiness of the bleu cheese and flavored beef in this Black and Bleu Burger with Jam is seriously like a combination sent from heaven! This recipe is simple and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. I especially enjoy the fact that you can make it outside on the grill or inside on your grill pan.
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What kind of jam can you use for the Black and Bleu Burger?
I personally have enjoyed all types of jams, jellies, and chutneys with this burger, and although each is always delicious, I have given you some of my favorites below:
- Good ol’ strawberry jam
- Any habanero jam
- Raspberry Jam
- Apple Jelly
- Fig Jam
- Any chutney
Tips on grilling the perfect Black and Bleu Burger with Jam
- Keep ground beef cold until you are ready to assemble burgers. This will allow for it to cook slower and not dry out. It also provides a perfect melt for the cheese.
- Apply a light layer of oil to your grille grates or grill pan to ensure your burger does not stick.
- Cook burger until it is well seared and you see grill marks on each side.
- Use at least 80% lean ground beef to provide a good amount of fat to the burger. This will help with not drying out the meat, lower your chances of sticking to the grille grate, and it adds more robust flavor to your burger.
2.5lb 80% lean Ground Beef
1/2tbs Garlic Powder
1/2tbs Onion Powder
1tbs Seasoning Salt
1tsp Black Pepper
1tbs Dried Parsley
1/2c Bleu Cheese Crumbles
1c Caramelized Onions
Strawberry or Raspberry Jam or your Favorite Jam
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, black pepper, salt, and dried parsley.
Take about a 1/2 cup of meat to form a burger.
Add a dip to the center of the burger and add 1tbs of bleu cheese crumbles.
Using a little more ground beef, cover the the bleu cheese and continue to form burger to desired shape.
Place burgers on a well oiled grill or grill pan.
Cook about 2-3 minutes on one side or until you see grill marks.
Flip burger and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side.
On a toasted bun, add a good helping of jam, more bleu cheese, and caramelized onions.
Place burger on top, and add more jam, bleu cheese, and caramelized onions if you choose.