Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue Cheese Burger Recipe Summertime means a whole lotta grilling, and today’s recipe is all about blue cheese burgers! You can use either ground beef or turkey for this recipe, but since my wife doesn’t eat red meat, we decided to use ground turkey. And to make it a little more fun, we made mini burgers for some awesome turkey sliders! To make this recipe for blue cheese burgers, you’ll first need to make a batch of jalapeño jam, which serves as the topping and main condiment. We also top these burgers with a bit of melted blue cheese, which tastes really awesome with the jalapeño jam. This recipe was inspired by the Blues Burgers at Pacific Blues Cafe in Yountville. It’s an awesome little restaurant, and definitely worth checking out when you’re up in Napa Valley! Serve this with a Zinfandel wine or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Enjoy!!

Blue Cheese Burger Recipe (Printable)

Blue Cheese Burger Recipe


  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • Slider buns
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Spring mix lettuce leaves
  • Jalapeño Jam (see my separate recipe)


  1. Mix up the ground turkey with the panko bread crumbs, egg, pepper and salt. Form into small patties for sliders. You should get about 8 sliders or 4 burgers. You can freeze extra patties for future use.
  2. Heat the grill and cook the burgers on both sides, about 5 minutes or so.
  3. During the last minute of cooking, top the burgers with the blue cheese and toast your buns.
  4. Remove burgers when the cheese melts.
  5. Top each bun with a little bit of mayonnaise. Top with the jalapeño jam, lettuce, tomato and onions.
  6. Enjoy!

Blue Cheese Burger Recipe (Video)

Watch this video on YouTube: Best Turkey Burger Recipe – Blue Cheese Burgers with Jalapeño Jam

Blue cheese makes everything better — especially burgers! After I flip the burgers on the grill, I top each patty with a generous amount of blue cheese. After it melts, these burgers are ready to assemble!  

Add blue cheese crumbles to the burgers during the last few minutes of cooking.

Add blue cheese crumbles to the burgers during the last few minutes of cooking.