Bacon and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Wisconsin Cheese Bacon and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers Recipe
Active Time
60 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Blue or Colby can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Remove papery outside from garlic (keeping cloves together). Cut off the top third of garlic bulb; drizzle with olive oil. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until garlic is tender. Cool for 15 minutes. Squeeze garlic into a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Set aside 2 tablespoons garlic. Save any remaining garlic for a different recipe.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20-25 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally, adding a tablespoon water as necessary for a deeper color if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove onions from the pan. Keep warm.
  4. Combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon reserved garlic. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  5. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  6. Crumble beef over remaining garlic in a large bowl; mix just until combined. Divide beef mixture into eight portions; shape into balls. Form into patties, each about 1/4-inch thick. Place blue cheese into the center of four patties. Sprinkle with bacon. Top with remaining patties; press meat edges to seal. 
  7. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into patties reads 160°F. Top with colby. Cover and cook for 1-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  8. Spread mayonnaise mixture on bun bottoms; top with lettuce, burgers, onions and barbecue sauce. Replace bun tops.
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