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Black and Blue Burger on a cutting board with a pint of beer in the background.

Black and blue burger recipe

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 Hamburgers 1x
  • Category: Grilling
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


This Black and Blue burger adds a ton of zing to your grilling repertoire. Not only is it a great hamburger, but has a beautiful rosemary garlic mayo and a few slabs of wonderful, wonderful bacon.




  • 1 ½ Pounds 80/20 Hamburger
  • 3 Ounces crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 6 Cooked bacon strips
  • 3 Hamburger Buns
  • Black and Blue Burger Seasoning (see below)
  • Rosemary Garlic Mayo (see below)

Black and Blue Burger Seasoning:

  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

Rosemary Garlic Mayo:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons diced rosemary


  1. Mix all Rosemary Garlic Mayo ingredients in a small dish and put in fridge
  2. Mix all dry seasoning ingredients and set aside. Can store additional in an airtight container.
  3. Make 6 1/4 pound patties
  4. Place 1 ounce of cheese in the center of three of the patties.
  5. Place patties without cheese over the patties with cheese to make a sealed, stuffed hamburger. Make sure sides are tight.
  6. Rub dry seasoning on burger patties.
  7. Preheat grill to 450° Fahrenheit.
  8. Allow to grill for 5 minutes, undisturbed.
  9. Flip once. Allow to grill another 5 minutes, undisturbed.
  10. Ensure the temperature is safe with your thermometer and if it is, place on buns.
  11. Top burgers with mayo and bacon.


  • Use 80/20 burger for best results
  • The mayo is optional, but why wouldn't you?
  • Make sure the edges of this burger are well crimped before putting on the grill.

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