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Blue Cheese Bacon Burger with Apple Chutney

This Blue Cheese Bacon Burger topped with delicious bacon and apple chutney is the perfect fall burger! Tender meat and delicious toppings make this Blue Cheese Burger the best!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 936kcal
Author Lisa


Apple Chutney

  • 2 Apples gala or fuji
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs orange juice
  • Zest from orange
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg



Apple Chutney

  • Peel and chop apples, removing the core.
  • Dice onion, zest orange, and squeeze juice from the orange.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan combine all ingredients and bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once boiling reduce heat and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until the apples are nice and tender.
  • While apple chutney is cooking make the burgers.


  • Adjust your oven rack to the mid lower section of your oven. Spray a cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray and place in a baking sheet. It’s also helpful for cleanup if you line the baking sheet with foil- but this isn’t necessary. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  • Divide ground beef into 4 patties that are about 4-5inch in diameter. Salt and pepper both sides. Place on cooling rack.
  • Bake for approximately ~40 minutes. For medium rare burgers you want the internal temperature to me 120-125°F. I stick a thermometer in the center of the burger and wait till it reaches that temperature.
  • Once desired temperature is reached remove burgers from oven.
  • In a heavy bottomed fry pan or cast iron pan heat vegetable oil until it is staring to smoke.* You want enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pan and fill it to about of a ¼ inch- so depending on the size you will need 1-2 cups. Once oil is hot place the burgers in the oil and allow to fry for 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side. No need to flip the burgers more than once. The burgers should have a nice brown crust while keeping the center perfectly cooked.
  • Remove from oil and place on a paper towel.
  • Fry up your bacon if you haven’t done so already.
  • Toast your hamburger buns by adding a little butter to a fry pan and letting them toast over medium high heat.
  • Assembly your burger by adding lots of blue cheese, bacon, red onion, apple chutney, and lettuce to the burger.
  • 10. Enjoy!



Recipe Tips
  • I recommend a quality beef for these burgers that isn’t lean. The more fat the more flavor (I love using Wagyu beef!). That being said I have made these burgers with all types of ground beef from extra lean-to cheap store bought, and even bison, and they always turn out delicious. 
  • The oil will be very hot and will splatter some. Be careful not to burn yourself!
  • I highly recommend using an instant read digital thermometer.  Mine is a wireless meat thermometer  that I use all the time for smoking meat but also come in handy when baking things in the oven. I love it! (affiliate link)
  • Recommended sides: Homemade Mayo, Oven Baked French Fries, Pepperoni Pasta Salad, Non-Alcoholic Mint Julep!


Calories: 936kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 6mg