Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach


Sharp and salty blue cheese, sweet red onion, and slightly bitter baby spinach lend balance and texture to the rich ground beef in these elegant yet satisfying burgers. When buying, look for baby spinach with dark, vibrant green leaves; avoid those that show signs of bruising or wilting.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach
Photo: Andy Lyons
Grill Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ⅓ - ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (about 2 ounces)

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin slices

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • 4 hamburger buns, split

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach


  1. In a large bowl combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. On waxed paper shape beef mixture into eight thin 4-inch-diameter patties. Place 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese into the centers of four of the patties. Top with the remaining four patties; pinch edges to seal.

  2. Brush onion slices with olive oil; sprinkle with salt.

  3. Place burgers and onion slices on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill 5 minutes per side or until done (160°F to 165°F). Brush cut sides of buns with olive oil. Grill, cut side down, the last minute of grilling.

  4. Serve burgers on buns with grilled onion slices, spinach, and remaining cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
31g Fat
26g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 638mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 456mg 10%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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