Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

Prep 10 min


Cook 30 min


Ready in 40 min

Our Crushed Peppercorn & Garlic Rub pairs up with creamy blue cheese and turkey burgers for a unique spin on burger night.


    Caramelized Onion Jam
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1   medium onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) baking soda
    Blue Cheese Spread
  • 4 oz. (125 g) blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 oz. (60 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) milk
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) Crushed Peppercorn & Garlic Rub
    Blue Cheese Burgers
  • 1 lb (450g) ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp 15 mL) Crushed Peppercorn & Garlic Rub
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) butter
  • 4   whole wheat burger buns
  • 2 cups (500mL) arugula
  • Optional topping: 1 large tomato, sliced


  1. Add the butter and onions to a small skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter has softened (about 5–6 minutes).
  2. Add the baking soda to the onions and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are a deep golden-brown color.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the blue cheese, cream cheese, milk, and rub in a food processor. Blend the mixture until smooth and set aside.
  4. Combine the ground turkey, rub, and mayonnaise in a large mixing bowl. Then, form 4 patties that are about 4" (10 cm) in diameter.
  5. Melt the butter in a large skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Cook the patties, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown, and the temperature reaches 165°F (74°C), about 10–12 minutes. Remove the burgers from the pan and let them rest.
  6. Return the skillet to low heat. Toast the buns by placing them cut-side down on the skillet.
  7. Assemble your burgers. Add the blue cheese spread to the bun tops. Then top the burgers with onion jam, arugula, and tomato slices (optional).


  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 570, Total Fat 35 g, Saturated Fat 17 g, Cholesterol 140 mg, Sodium 1,180 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 5 g (includes 0 g added sugar), Protein 30 g

Cook's Tips:

Swap Your Spread: Try using a premade pub cheese spread or spinach artichoke dip instead.

Make Substitutions: Use lean ground beef or chicken instead of ground turkey for a different delicious flavor.

Eat Your Greens: Don’t have any arugula on hand? You can use spinach or mixed greens instead.

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