Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Blue cheese is a gluten-free food. Use gluten-free hamburger buns in this dish.


"If the melting pot exists, the cheeseburger may well be its most palpable product; to take a bite of it is to take a bite of history..." - 
Elizabeth Rozin, Cookbook author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Blue cheese is so savory and at the same time tart, sweet and salty. The combination of hamburger stuffed with blue cheese is great, but the red pepper and onion add even more depth to this burger.


Blue Cheese Burger

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 burger

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Cole Slaw or Maple Sage Carrots or Maple Sage Carrots - Low Sodium Version or Parsnip French Fries

Blue Cheese Burger recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 6 ounces 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
  • 1 ounce blue cheese (crumbled)
  • spray oil
  • 2 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place a medium sized skillet in the oven.

Place the ground beef in a small mixing bowl and add the salt, red pepper and onion. Blend well.

Divide the ground beef in half and pat into four patties.

Divide the blue cheese into two small discs. Place each cheese disc between two of the hamburger patties and press together to form one hamburger.

When the oven is hot spray the pan lightly with oil.

Add the burgers to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on one side and turn and cook for about another 5 minutes.

Serve on the hamburger bun and top with lettuce, tomato and onion as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 burger

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 109
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 19%
    Saturated Fat 6g 23%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 22%
Sodium 774mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
    Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 17% Iron 24%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 610 mg
Magnesium 92 mg