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BLT Burger Recipe

When you’re in the mood for a big, juicy burger filled with the goodness of tomatoes and bacon, this BLT Burger with Roasted Garlic Mayo is sure to hit the spot! We add buttery avocados, caramelized onions, and white cheddar cheese to bring it to the next level. The Roasted Garlic Mayo is incredible.

blt burgers with bacon lettuce and tomato on sesame bun

The BLT Burger

The Littles have been begging for a Day of Burgers. It’s been quite awhile, with the long winter followed by an unpredictable spring so far. But it is late May. Seeing as it’s Memorial weekend just around the bend, it’s more than apropos for a day of burgers.

Plus, it’s really and truly National Burger Month. And Memorial Day is always the day that burger season officially kicks off.

This is definitely one of the best recipes for Memorial Day! Let’s do this.

blt burgers with bacon lettuce and tomato on sesame bun

Last week when I was on my own with The Littles for dinner, I took them to a new burger joint (super yummy…sorry, Hubbs.) They had everything from taco burgers to quadruple layer ones. I don’t know a soul who could down a burger with 9 patties without passing out.

Sometimes classic is best, yes? A classic BLT burger is always and forever good.

I did twist it up some. We’re talking BLT Burger with Roasted Garlic Mayo, I know. But I promise it’s still a classic with a mouthwatering twist that’s worth your garlic.

Roasted Garlic

I love when Hubby grills up these big, juice burgers and I get to party it up with plenty of add-ins. Ripe avocado slices, caramelized onions, melty white cheddar cheese… and this dreamy roasted garlic mayo. It’s 200% better than just ketchup and mustard.

If you’ve never roasted garlic – It. Is. Time.

Particularly if you’re a garlic fiend or you know someone who is.

blt burgers with bacon lettuce and tomato on sesame bun

Just the heady aroma of roasting garlic is enough to make everyone come running hungrily to the kitchen.

They’ll ask the all-important question: when’s dinner? Repeatedly they’ll ask this. Over and over again.

Then when you serve up these luscious burgers, you’ll hear nothing but quiet. Ahhhh….enjoy.

If you love this burger recipe you’ve got to try my Teriyaki Burgers too!

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blt burgers with bacon lettuce and tomato on sesame bun

BLT Burgers

5 from 2 ratings
This BLT Burger with Roasted Garlic Mayo takes a classic burger to the next level. Buttery avocado, caramelized onions, and an amazing sauce over a juicy all-beef patty. It’s the reason for grill season.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong


For Roasted Garlic Mayo Sauce:

For Burgers:

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 TB oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef, chuck, 80/20
  • white cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 avocado, sliced and drenched in lemon juice
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, sliced
  • lettuce


  • Make Roasted Garlic Mayo: Mash up roasted garlic cloves. Mix well with remaining sauce ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Lasts for up to a week in fridge.
  • For the Burgers: In a large nonstick pan, cook onions in the 2 TB oil over medium high heat, stirring often. Cook until very soft and golden brown, caramelized. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, liberally sprinkle ground beef with salt and pepper and mix to incorporate. Shape into 4 large patties, and keep at room temp. When ready to cook, grill burgers to medium rare or medium. Place cheese slices on top of the patties and keep warm.
  • Assemble Burgers: Spread garlic mayo generously on buns. Layer on avocado, bacon, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and lettuce over warm cheese/beef patties.

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 1178mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Amerian
Method: Grill

Source: Chew Out Loud

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5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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    • Sherice Fredlund

    I forgot to add I also plan on making this w grouper and maybe scallops? I will also try this for crabcakes and grill them next time–less kitchen mess!! I try to take pics and post results next week! Thank you!!

      • chewoutloud

      Sounds awesome, Sherice! I’d love to see it 🙂

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