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A juicy beef patty topped with grilled pear, walnut bacon and creamy blue cheese

Grilled Pear Burger with Blue Cheese

A juicy burger filled with grilled pear, bacon and creamy blue cheese.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • For The Relish:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • For The Burger:
  • 2, 8 ounce beef patties
  • 2 Brioche buns toasted
  • 4 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups candied walnuts crushed in a food processor
  • 1 large pear
  • 2 slices thick of Wisconsin Blue Cheese
  • 2 cups arugula leaves


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the sliced onions. Cook for about 10 minutes and the onions become soft.
  • Add the balsamic, red wine and maple syrup. Cook for 30 minutes and the liquid has reduced to a syrup consistency.
  • Meanwhile press both sides of the bacon slices in the crushed walnuts and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for 15 minutes and the bacon is crispy around the edges.
  • Preheat your grill to a high heat and cook the beef patties, about 5 minutes on each side for medium-well done.
  • Slice the pear into 4 good size slices and grill for about 1 minute on each side.
  • Place some of the relish on the bottom of the bun followed by a beef patty.
  • Add two slices of the grilled pear, 2 slices of the walnut bacon and then the blue cheese.
  • Finally add some of the arugula and place the top of the brioche bun on the burger.