I enjoy bacon with pretty much anything, but especially with burgers. This recipe combines bacon and bleu cheese to make sliders. You can also use the recipe to make regular size burgers too, but the sliders are so much fun – plus they are made with Hawaiian rolls and who doesn’t love those? The sauce is a combination of bleu cheese dressing and hot sauce, using as much or as little as you would like.
½ pound thick cut bacon (about 10-12 slices)
1 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup blue cheese crumbles
½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ medium yellow onion, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing
2 to 30 tablespoons Hot Sauce
12 Hawaiian Rolls
Additional Toppings of your choice
Cook bacon until crispy and set aside to cool. Combine remaining hamburger ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and allow mixture to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Preheat grill or large frying pan on medium heat. Crumble the cooled bacon and mix into hamburger ingredients.
Form into 12 square patties and grill for approximately 4-6 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches at least 155 degrees. Remove from the grill/frying pan and allow the burgers to rest for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, in a small bowl, stir together the bleu cheese dressing and hot sauce (I used Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce). Start with 2 tablespoons of the hot sauce, taste, and then add more to your preferences.
Serve burgers on Hawaiian rolls and top with the buffalo bleu cheese sauce and any additional toppings of your choice (I topped mine with kale and tomatoes).