Baby Blue Cheese Burgers

 

From the moment I held my squirming little baby boy in my arms I knew my life would never be the same.  I also knew that the 30 head of cattle would come in handy as he grew up.  Did you know boys are born with bottomless pits?  It’s a proven fact.

A great way to fill those caverns is with meat.  These Baby Bleu Cheese Burgers have beef, bacon, bleu cheese, and caramelized onions in one teensy little bite.  While they are great for dinner they also make a great appetizer for, oh, let’s say, a baby shower.  For a boy.

When I learned that my friend and fellow blogger, Rachel, found out she was expecting a baby boy I was so excited for her!  Each of my boys holds a special place in my heart and there is just nothing like having a son.

And since I’m quite experienced in the whole boy raising arena I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned along the way.

First and foremost, you are gonna get peed on.  It’s a fact of life.  No way around it.  You can try those teepee things if you really want to but just don’t.  Open the new diaper, grab the wipes out, then change the old diaper with lightening fast speed, ducking and weaving if needs be.

Your son’s first word, most likely, will have something to do with your husband’s favorite sport, video game, and/or hobby.  “googoogoo angry birds.”  Atta boy.

Be prepared to hear, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”  A lot.  Like after they try swinging from the moving ceiling fan by hooking it with their blanket.

Your son will be out eating both you and your husband by the time he is six.  Don’t worry, it’s normal.  Look into a second mortgage now while rates are low.

Lastly, from the moment your son is born you will understand a mother’s love for her son.  It is uniquely special.  And while E may have daddy wrapped around her little finger, your son will have you in the same position.

Join me and my fellow bloggers to congratulate Rachel on her bundle of blue that will be arriving in a few short weeks.  May they go by quickly.  Here is the menu we are serving during our virtual baby shower…I hope you’re hungry!  Now, if only someone would invent taste-o-vision.

Savory:

Jamie from Thrifty Veggie Mama ~ Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini
Kathryn from London Bakes ~ Mini Onion and Feta Pizzas
Kita from Pass the Sushi ~ Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream
Mackenzie from Susie Freaking Homemaker ~ Cucumber Sandwiches
Marnely from Cooking with Books ~ Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups
Sarah from Sarah’s Cucina Bella ~ Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites
Sheila from eat2gather ~ Chicken Salad
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie ~ Cranberry Citrus Meatballs
Susan from 30A Eats ~ Southern Cheese Straws

Sweet:

Amanda from Fake Ginger ~ Snickerdoodle Scones
Barbara from Creative-Culinary ~ White Chocolate Quilt Cake
Brandi from Bran Appetit ~ Bourbon Toffee Popcorn
Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny ~ S’mores Popcorn
Carrian from Oh Sweet Basil ~ Mini Blackberry Pies
Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama ~ Caramel Popcorn Pretzel Bars
Cassie from Bake Your Day ~ Caramel Cashew Popcorn Bars
Deborah from Taste and Tell ~ Blue Layered Jello
Donna from Cookistry ~ Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake
Erin from The Spiffy Cookie ~ Sweet Potato Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers
Heather from Farmgirl Gourmet ~ Dark Chocolate Cashew Brittle Cookies
Jennifer from Mother Thyme ~ Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Jessie from Bread & Butter ~ Primal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Liz from The Lemon Bowl ~ Chewy Molasses Cookie Bars
Milisa from Miss in the Kitchen ~ White Chocolate Biscoff Muddy Buddies 
Stephanie from Steph’s Bite by Bite ~ Baby Blueberry Pies
Tara from Chip Chip Hooray ~ Itty Bitty Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
 
Baby Bleu Cheese Sliders with Caramelized Onions

Baby Bleu Cheese Sliders with Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 6 strips of thick cut bacon, diced
  • 6 oz crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Frank's Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until translucent.
  3. Lower heat to medium low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mix together the ground beef and diced bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Form the hamburger and bacon mixture into small patties by scooping a heaping tablespoon of meat, pressing into a ball, flatten slightly and use your thumb to place an indentation in the middle of the circle. Place a few crumbles of bleu cheese in that indentation, cover with meat, and press to seal. Slightly flatten then place in the preheated skillet.
  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flip and repeat.
  8. Slice the baguette into 1/4" slices, spread onto a baking sheet, and toast under the broiler for 1 minute.
  9. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, and hot sauce.
  10. To assemble the burgers:
  11. Top one slice of baguette with a patty, spread with a spoonful of sauce, top with some caramelized onions and another toasted baguette slice. Repeat until all the sliders are done.
  12. Serve immediately.
http://www.budgetgourmetmom.com/baby-blue-cheese-burgers/

Comments

  1. 30A EATS says:

    Boys are bottomless pits, and your sliders would fill them up nicely! Going to try your recipe as I love love blue cheese burgers!

  2. Oh your tips had me snorting my coffee out. It’s true they are bottomless pits I have wondered if mine have a tape worm of something since they are skinny as rails but eat more than my husband. You Baby Blue Cheese Burgers look amazing, I think I’m adding them to our next game day menu!

  3. I adore blue cheese with burgers!! These look incredible – I wish we were eating these at a real shower!!

  4. My husband would eat about 10 of these :) He loooooves blue cheese burgers!

  5. Rachel Cooks says:

    Loved this post! Thank you so, so, SO much for participating in this. Loved your words of advice–I was cracking up! I am so touched by all the time put into this. Thank you!!!! I’m sure I’ll be coming to you for more boy advice! :) xo

  6. So cute and love the “special sauce!”

  7. OMG – YES! My seven year old has recently begun out eating my husband and I — scary. And these little burgers? I want one. They look so amazingly good.

  8. These are adorable! I love sliders, and the blue/bleu cheese motif is just perfect for this lovely shower. :)

  9. Sheila says:

    YUM! nothing better than a blue cheese burger…I think I might need to eat a few of these ; )

  10. These looks so delish! Boys are fun to raise…sometimes a lot more fun than teenaged girls. ;)

  11. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love these little burgers! So full of flavor and totally adorable. The advice you gave was so sweet! Thank you so much for participating in this event!

  12. Loved your advice! After 2 girls I had a boy almost 18 months ago and it is very different! You will definitely get peed on. And he already eats a ton. And loves to climb. His first word was ball. And he does have a very special place in mommy’s heart. Lovely post.

  13. Great tips for raising boys, Krista! You are right, there is something unique about a mother’s love for her son; it’s so special. I love it and I also love these adorable sliders! :)

  14. Steph says:

    These are too cute!! and I love the BLUE part :)

  15. Awesome sliders, I want some for lunch right now!!

  16. Seriously thinking this stop should not have been made on an empty stomach. SO want one of them now. Wowsers!

  17. Emily says:

    Get in my mouth NOW!

  18. Can’t wait to see the little one Rachel! Thanks for sharing the great stories with us! These burgers will light up any man’s heart, can’t wait to make them.

  19. jennifurla says:

    Love you pics and recipe, very nice blog.

  20. Bree says:

    Oh that sauce looks amazing! I laughed about gettng peed on–that is for sure with a boy I know! ;)

  21. Love your tips on raising boys. Sliders look amazing too!

  22. Kathryn says:

    These are utterly gorgeous and I would devour at least 8 of them!

  23. Adorable idea, Krista! While I am not a blue cheese fan, my husband is and he would go crazy for these!

  24. kita says:

    Freakin love these little bites! Maybe its the carnivour in me, but these sound perfect and great for a party.

  25. Deborah says:

    Next time you make some of these, I don’t live far!! And I love all of your advice. I know some of that is going to come in handy for me, too!!

  26. Amazing little bites, I could eat them up for sure. Boys really are something special and like you said thank goodness for the herd of cattle to feed them with!

  27. Donna says:

    I love the idea of little bite-size burgers. Leaves room to sample more things on the virtual buffet!

  28. Totally the perfect bite of deliciousness! I’d devour these in a second!

  29. Blue cheese burgers sound absolutely delish! Again… someone needs to create a way to send these things over the internet!

  30. brandi says:

    these are so adorable! and my husband would LOVE them

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