Blue Cheese Burgers and Grilled Corn

Ahhh spring at last... don't you love it. Warm air, it finally stays light past 5PM, birds awaken, and the grill fires back up. Not that I ever really stopped using it—but now I can actually eat outside too. Well it had been about a month of Sundays since I had cooked some burgers so I decided to kick this spring off with a couple. I used an old college recipe from the days when the grill was the only piece of culinary equipment I could use. We had a wonderful time enjoying the warm air and eating outside on the back patio. A meal like this makes me realize how much I despise cold weather.


  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef or turkey (I used beef)
  • 1/2 of one large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons pepper (divided)
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt (divided)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • burger toppings of your choice
  • 2 ears of yellow corn
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or olive oil mister)


  1. Preheat grill. Combine hamburger meat, 2 table spoons sea salt, 2 tablespoons pepper, garlic power and chopped onion in a large bowl and form hamburger patties according to your desired burger size.
  2. Rub corn down with olive oil (or mist), then sprinkle chili power, sea salt, and pepper over top.
  3. Grill burgers for about 3-5 minutes (depending on patty size desired done-ness) per side on a medium-high section of the grill.
  4. Grill the corn at the same time on a lower heated section of the grill, then move to the hotter section once burgers are close to being done to give the corn that slightly charred look and flavor.
  5. For the last minute or two top patties with cheese being careful to not let it all roll off into the grill.


Unknown said...

You guys always have such great pictures of the food. The burgers look great!

Heather said...

i'm not a blue cheese person, but that corn looks AMAZING!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love a good blue cheeseburger. Haven't had one in a long time - your post inspires me to make one soon. Great looking corn too.

Dewi said...

First, I want to comment about your new photographs with your beautiful wife, I love it! Both of you look really good.

I am definitely a blue cheese person, and definitely not a burger person. Not sure why, just can't swallow burger. So I'll take the bun, the corn and the cheese please. Is it okay?
Cheese, I mean cheeers,

Dragon said...

This burger is absolutely gorgeous. :)

grace said...

arguably the best part of spring for me is the opportunity to eat grilled corn. it's some goooood stuff. :)

Unknown said...

Great recipe! Just made this tonight on the grill and topped it off with a Victory Hop Devil IPA. Loving the site! Keep the good yums coming!

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