BBQ Blue Cheese Burgers

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In the summertime, burgers are one of my go-to dinners. They’re a quick camping meal that never disappoints. Sometimes a basic cheeseburger hits the spot, but if you want to change it up, these BBQ blue cheese burgers are excellent. Let’s dive into the recipe!

bbq blue cheese burgers camping dinner

I first made these burgers at a campground in South Dakota.

Nick and I had an action-packed day hiking and boating in Custer State Park and these burgers REALLY hit the spot that night!

With only 6 ingredients, these burgers are a crowd pleaser and ready in about 20 minutes!

blue cheese hamburgers with grilled onions

How to Make BBQ Blue Cheese Burgers

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground Beef – I usually use 80/20 ground beef. The fat makes the burgers so juicy and delicious, but if you prefer, you can use leaner beef.
  • BBQ sauce – I just pack a jar of BBQ sauce in the cooler.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles – Another easy component that gets stored in the cooler.
  • Gruyere cheese – Gruyere cheese was something I thought to add last minute and I’m so glad I did. It really takes these burgers to another level. If you can’t find Gruyere, I think Swiss cheese would also work.
  • Sweet Onion – I love the grilled onions on these burgers!
  • Hamburger Buns – Whatever hamburger buns you like.
blue cheese crumbles on cheeseburgers at camp

BBQ Blue Cheese Burger Assembly:

You only have to cook the onions and the burgers, the rest is in the assembly.

grilling onions over the campfire

Grilling the Onions:

  • I like to start with the onions. Slice the onions into rounds that are about 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Grill them over the fire for a few minutes on each side until they develop some color and the onions soften. Use a spatula to easily flip the onions and prevent them from falling through the grill.
  • Set the onions aside on a plate when they’re done.
cheeseburgers over the campfire

Grill the Burgers:

  • Next, form the burgers. Grill them for about 4-6 minutes on each side depending on how well done you like your burgers.
  • Add the sliced Gruyere cheese to the burgers during the last few minutes of cooking. Sometimes I’ll lightly tent the burgers with aluminum foil to help the cheese melt.
  • Once the burgers are cooked and the cheese is melted, remove them from the grill.
cheeseburger with gruyere cheese
bbq blue cheese burgers
blue cheese crumbles on hamburger

Add the Toppings:

  • Place the burgers on hamburger buns. Top with a dollop of BBQ sauce, a LOT of blue cheese crumbles, and a few grilled onions.
  • Serve immediately!

BBQ Blue Cheese Burgers

In the summertime, burgers are one of my go-to dinners. They’re a quick camping meal that never disappoints. With only 6 ingredients, these burgers are a crowd pleaser and ready in about 20 minutes!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 1 jar BBQ sauce
  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Slice the onions into rounds that are about 1/2 an inch thick. Grill them over the fire for a few minutes on each side until they develop some color and the onions soften. Use a spatula to easily flip the onions and prevent them from falling through the grill. Set the onions aside on a plate when they’re done.
  • Next, form the burgers. Grill them for about 4-6 minutes on each side depending on how well done you like your burgers.
  • Add the sliced Gruyere cheese to the burgers during the last few minutes of cooking. Once the burgers are cooked, remove them from the grill.
  • Place each burger on a hamburger bun. Top with a dollop of BBQ sauce, a LOT of blue cheese crumbles, and a few grilled onions. Serve immediately!
Servings: 4 meals
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