- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup crisp crumbled bacon (optional - see note below)
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Combine the ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl (and the bacon, if you're using it).
Mix with your hand to just combine.
Fold in the blue cheese into the meat mixture to combine, being careful not to over-mix, or the burgers with be tough.
Divide meat into four equal patties. Grill over medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 155°F.
Serve on toasted buns with your favorite toppings.
Alternately, broil for 6-8 minutes per side.
Note: Rather than cooking and crumbling the bacon before mixing with the beef, which adds crunch, you can combine it raw so the fat infuses the beef with flavor as it cooks.