Rockin’ Black and Bleu Burger

Rockin’ Black and Bleu Burger is worthy of a celebration.

The flavors are off-the-charts good.

Blackened sirloin burger. Cajun mayonnaise. Melted Bleu cheese. YES.

Black and bleu burger on a white plate

BLACK AND BLEU BURGER IS EASY TO PREPARE AT HOME

The main components of this amazing burger come together very quickly.

Watch us show you how easy it is to make our Rockin’ Black and Bleu Burger!

The blackening seasoning has just a hint of heat and is so flavorful.

Dried oregano and thyme, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper, with a touch of cayenne is all you need.

These spices work perfectly together for blackening the burgers!

Blackening spice for Black and Bleu burgers.

CAJUN MAYO IS THE PERFECT CONDIMENT

This cajun mayonnaise is essential for rounding out the flavor profile for these burgers.

The lemon adds the needed acidity and brightness to really make the flavors meld.

Save what you don’t use for other sandwiches and burgers!

A small glass bowl of cajun mayonnaise.

85% FAT SIRLOIN IS IDEAL

For this Black and Bleu Burger, you’ll want sirloin that’s not too lean. The fat will drip out as the burgers cook on the grill, but it will also make the burgers taste better.

Coat the patties all over with the seasoning.

Spray the patties and the grill with cooking oil before grilling. This helps to blacken the burgers and even make them caramelize a bit.

Uncooked sirloin burgers with blackening seasoning on them.

Get your grill to a medium-hight heat.

Cook the burgers to your liking. We love ours medium-rare, which is just about 4 minutes per side.

They blacken as they cook!

Black and bleu burgers on the grill.

Be sure to toast your buns, preferably on the hot grill.

We add a nice pile of blue cheese to the top of each burger, and then place them under the broiler for just a minute or two, until the cheese melts.

Add the Cajun mayo and all the fixings, and you’ve got a Rockin’ Black and Bleu Burger people will be talking about for a long time!

A black and bleu burger on a plate in front of two glasses of dark beer.

Rockin' Black and Bleu Burger on a white plate with a dark beer nearby.

Rockin' Black and Blue Burger

This Rockin' Black and Bleu Burger brings all the right flavors together for a HUGE taste sensation with every bite. A little kick, a little tang, and a whole lot of flavor. Woo hoo!
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Course: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bleu burger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BLACKENED SPICE MIX

  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme seeds
  • 1 & 12 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder

FOR THE CAJUN MAYO

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise homemade or good quality jarred
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce

FOR THE BURGERS

  • 2 lbs ground beef 80% or 85% is good
  • 2 cups good-quality blue cheese crumbled
  • Green leaf lettuce cut into pieces
  • Fresh tomatoes sliced
  • Red onion sliced
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • 4 - 5 Kaiser rolls halved
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • Cooking spray for grill and burgers

Instructions

MAKE THE RUB

  • Mix together all the rub ingredients in a small bowl

MAKE THE CAJUN MAYO

  • Mix together all the mayo ingredients in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge until ready to use.

MAKE THE ROCKIN' BURGERS

  • Prepare your grill to medium-high heat, for direct heat cooking.
  • Form about 4 - 5 patties out of the beef (about 1/3 to 1/2 lb each).
  • Dredge the patties in the rub until completely covered, set aside.
  • Grill the burgers over direct heat until your liking...about 145° F. for medium
  • Meanwhile, brush the buns with a good helping of the melted butter.
  • When burgers are almost done, place about 1/4 cup of cheese on top (or more or less, whatever you like). Close the grill lid to allow the cheese to melt.  Or, once the burgers are cooked to your liking, place the bleu cheese on top of the patties and place under a broiler for about 1 minute, or until melted and slightly browned. 
  • Place the buns on the grill, and cook them until they are toasted on the bottom sides (about 1 to 2 minutes).

ASSEMBLE THE BURGERS

  • Slather a good helping of the Cajun mayo on the bottom bun.
  • Place the burger on top of the mayo.
  • Now, top with the tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles (optional).
  • Top with toasted bun.

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal
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