Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam #SundaySupper

I just joined up with a great group of folks from Sunday Supers. They are a bunch of culinary creatives who are on a mission to inspire people to spend more time around the family table. I love spending time around the table with my family, so this is right up my alley. This weeks topic was hamburgers and hotdogs. I chose to make a stuffed burger with Gorganzola cheese topped off with fig jam.

See what everyone else is cooking up at the bottom of the post.

Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam

Plated Burger with Fig Jam - Blue Cheese Burger

 I remember having quite a few backyard picnics growing up, with hamburger and hotdogs as the main event. It seems like people are not making them as much today, but I still love this menu.  It’s always fun to have bunch of different toppings and let everyone choose what they like. Often my father would buy two different kinds of buns from a local bakery. One that was hard and crusty, and the other was soft and sweet like a brioche. 

Ingredients - Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam

As I mentioned, my choice for this week’s Sunday Supper was a blue cheese burger. I really love the combination of blue cheese and figs. Something about the saltiness of the cheese, and the sweetness of the figs that make a winning combination.  

Blue Cheese on Burger - Blue Cheese Fig Burger

You can see I just make two patties. Try to make them thin, even thinner than the ones I did here. Also, I use a fairly fatty meat at 85%, but you can use a leaner cut. I learned this from a friend when we lived in Nashville. She said you just can’t make a juicy burger with anything more than 85%.

Stuffed  Burger - Blue Cheese Fig Burger-1

See how fat this burger is. If you can take your time and make thinner patties it will be better in the long run, and easier to cook.

Cooked Blue Cheese Burger Cut in Half - Blue Cheese Fig Burger

Still, I can honestly say we absolutely loved this burger. It was big enough for my husband and I to split but I would have could have eaten the whole thing.

Here’s the recipe:


Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Fig Jam #SundaySupper

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/2 pound of 85% ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon of Gorgonzola cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • Fig Jam
  • Lettuce & Tomato slices optional


  1. Pat out two 1/4 pound patties very thin.
  2. Place the cheese evenly in the middle of one of the patties.
  3. Place the other patty on top of the one with cheese.
  4. Carefully pinch the edges together to enclosed the cheese.
  5. Grill on medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes on both sides.
  6. Coat with the fig jam and place on a bun with lettuce and tomato and serve.


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Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam collage

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Patti this looks fantastic! I think you should just come to Texas and cook for me.
    This one really sounds yummy – I LOVE blue cheese.

    • Hi Carole,

      You are too funny. Even though I do like to cook, I can appreciate the idea of a cook.
      Thanks for stopping by. From one blue cheese lover to another.

  2. This burger looks like something straight from a magazine. Love the blue cheese in the middle.

  3. Welcome to Sunday Supper, Patti! I love the combo of blue cheese and figs too so I couldn’t wait to see your burger. Divine!

    • Thanks Stacy! My sister makes a killer crostini with fresh figs and blue cheese. I couldn’t find fresh figs but this jam sort of reminds me of ketchup which is my go-to condiment so I tried it and we loved it.
      Thanks for the warm welcome and for stopping by,

  4. These sound delicious – I love gorgonzola and fig so sure they are great in these burgers.

    • Thanks Caroline,
      This was my first Sunday Supper. It was so fun seeing what everyone came up with for something as simple as hamburger and hotdogs.
      Have a great week!

  5. Beautiful photos! I love the combination of blue cheese and fig jam. YUM!!

  6. This is one marvelous burger! I’m loving the combo of blue cheese and the fig jam—scrumptious! So glad you joined us for Sunday Supper!!!

  7. This is an amazing looking burger! I love the blue cheese inside and fig jam topping. I would totally devour this and be content!

  8. I love the shape and look of these burgers. And I’m a sucker for savory with a little sweet, which you’ve pulled off with panache with the fig jam combo. Yum!

  9. Love summertime simple for this reason- ALL THE BURGERS! This one looks SO tasty! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  10. Welcome to Sunday Supper! Your burger looks like it came from a fancy restaurant – love that fig jam on top.

  11. Welcome to Sunday Supper! I need to try the fig and blue cheese combo it sounds so good together!

  12. Welcome to #SundaySupper. You started with a great recipe. Love the combination of blue cheese and fig jam.

  13. And I’m a sucker for savory with a little sweet, which you’ve pulled off with panache with the fig jam combo.

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