This Bacon Blue Cheese Burger recipe is great for the Performance or Training level of the Strength Training Program.
- 3 strips of bacon
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 large pinch salt
- 1 sweet potato, cut into matchstick fries
- 1 lb ground beef, lamb, or pork
- 1 tsp salt
- black pepper, to taste
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tomato
- 1 handful of greens
- 2-3 Tbs blue cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a frying pan until crispy, set aside on paper towel to drain.
- Pour off and reserve bacon fat, leaving a light layer in the pan. Add onions to pan and saute over medium heat with
pinchof salt until wilted, about 10 minutes. Turn heat down to low and cook slowly until burgers are ready, stirring occasionally until onions are browned and sweet.
- Toss sweet potatoes in bacon fat, spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake until golden and crispy, about 20-25 minutes, turning once in the middle.
- While onions and sweet potatoes are cooking, mix ground beef, salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika together until evenly distributed. Using your hands, form 5 balls and flatten into patties.
- Heat a second pan over medium heat with remaining bacon fat until water evaporates upon contact with oil.
- Add patties to pan and cook until browned on bottom, flip and cook
other side until brown, about 3 minutes each side. Be careful not to crowd the pan or else patties won't brown.
- Once patties are done, serve with caramelized onions, bacon, blue cheese, and sweet potato fries on top of lettuce and tomato.
Speed up the Cook Time
This recipe is great for either a summer BBQ or an easy dinner at home. To speed up the cooking process, bake fries while cooking the onions and burgers and get two pans going at once. To make it even easier, substitute the sweet potato fries with sweet potato chips like these and skip the bake time all together! Often times if you dig in the meat section at the grocery store you can find pre-formed patties too so you don’t even need to season and form patties! Easy peasy!
Cooking for One
These burgers freeze really well so freeze them in single serving Ziplocks or bring them as leftovers on your next outdoor adventure using an insulated food container like this one.