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Jun 16, 2019

Red White and Blue Burgers

These Red White and Blue Burgers are piled high with everything you would want on a traditional backyard barbecue burger. 

Red White and Blue Burgers

These Red White and Blue Burgers are actually slider-sized burgers, mostly because I found these cute little sesame seed burger buns at Trader Joe's. I already had a pound of ground beef, and the package of buns had 8 cute little sesame seed buns, so it was meant to be.

I really should have labeled these burgers as Red, White, and Bleu Burgers, because the blue part is from the blue cheese crumbles that topped the burger patties. You can't really see the blue cheese because I added it to the burgers as they were grilling. It's actually under the Swiss cheese (the "white" component).

I'm a huge fan of combining blue cheese and beef. The combination of flavors is fabulous.

This really isn't a recipe per se. It's more of a celebration of burgers, and to give you some ideas to build an amazing burger or slider for your next barbecue.

Red White and Blue Burger Sliders

How to Build a Red, White, and Blue Burger: 

First, toast the buns briefly on the grill prior to building the burger. 

For the sauce, I used this Spicy Sriracha Mayo. You could also use Frisco Sauce, Thousand Island Dressing, or even this Patatas Bravas dipping sauce

Add slices of cooked bacon and top them with the grilled burgers, which you've topped with blue cheese and Swiss cheese while they were still on the grill. 

Next, add a slice of tomato (the Red component), a slice of red onion (Red too!), a long slice of dill pickle. a lettuce leaf, and mustard. 

To prepare the beef patties, buy a pound of 85/15 (lean to fat ratio) beef and divide it into 4 (for regular sized burgers) or 8 (for sliders) equal portions. Form the ground beef into patties without over working it, and then press your thumb in the center of the patties to prevent too much shrinking. 

Next, sprinkle the ground beef with salt, pepper, granulated onion, and granulated garlic before grilling and topping with cheese. 

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Red White and Blue Sliders

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Red White and Blue Burgers

Yield: 4 regular burgers, or 8 sliders
Author: Karen Kerr
These Red White and Blue Burgers are piled high with everything you would want on a traditional backyard barbecue burger.


  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • Salt, pepper, granulated onion, and granulated garlic to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 
  • 4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
  • 4 full-sized or 8 slider-sized sesame seed buns
  • 6 tablespoons sriracha mayo (see links in post)
  • Mustard
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • Sliced Roma or "on-the-vine" tomatoes
  • 1/3 red onion, sliced 
  • Sliced dill pickles
  • Lettuce leaves


How to cook Red White and Blue Burgers

  1. Form the beef into 4 to 8 patties (either full-sized or slider-sized) and sprinkle with salt, pepper, granulated onion, and granulated garlic. 
  2. Grill or griddle the burgers about four minutes per side, topping them with the blue cheese and Swiss cheese after flipping the burgers. 
  3. Remove the burgers to a plate and tent with foil. 
  4. Toast the buns on the grill or griddle. Spread the bottom half with the Sriracha Mayo and the top half with mustard. 
  5. Layer the bacon, cheese-topped patties, tomatoes, onions, and pickles, and top with the top of the bun. 
Burgers, sliders
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  1. Oh my....I will take 2 please. Love these little sliders and blue cheese is always my choice on a cheeseburger.

  2. What I love about this recipe is that
    1. suppose I am a guest at your house
    2. suppose you serve that
    3. suppose I eat 6
    4. you would still invite me over...

    right? right?

  3. I am loving the combo of the blue cheese and swiss! Sounds yummy!

  4. I love that you made these sliders, and that Frisco sauce sounds amazing! Blue Cheese in the burger is brilliant! Happy 4th!

  5. Love blue cheese on a burger! What a perfect July 4th party food!

  6. I adore blue cheese on burgers and these look scrumptious!! Perfect for summer time grilling season.

  7. I'm a big fan of a Black & Blue burger and love your variation of it. Can't wait to give it a try this summer!

  8. I love when foods can be naturally patriotic in their colors.

    1. Thanks. The blue part is a bit of a stretch =)

  9. These little sliders look fantastic! My husband would love this flavor combination!

  10. The perfect burger! I love all of the flavors in this!

  11. I love the double whammy of cheese in these burgers. I would devour this in a heatbeat.


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