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Goat Cheese Burger Copycat Recipe

Goat Cheese Burger Recipe

As I sat down at a cozy burger joint in the heart of the city, my eyes quickly scanned the menu in search of something new and exciting. And there it was, beckoning to me from the page – the Goat Cheese Burger.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 520kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • grill


For Patties:

For Balsamic Caramelized Onions:

For Tangy Sauce:

For Assemble burgers:

  • 6 burger buns
  • 1 8 oz goat cheese log, softened at room temperature
  • Lettuce
  • 6 slices bacon cooked & crispy


Step 1: Preparing The Burger Patties

  • Begin by preheating the grill, griddle, or cast iron pan on high heat to get it nice and hot. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ground beef with salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and pepper. Using hands, gently mix the ingredients until they are evenly combined.

Step 2: Forming The Patties

  • Once the seasoning is well distributed, divide the meat mixture into six equal portions and shape them into patties. To prevent the patties from shrinking while cooking, make a thumbprint or indentation in the middle of each patty.

Step 3: Cooking The Patties

  • Place the patties on the preheated grill, griddle, or pan and cook them for about 3 minutes on each side for medium doneness. If you prefer more doneness, cook them for an additional minute on each side. For precise cooking, I use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches the desired level.

Step 4: Making The Balsamic Caramelized Onions

  • While the patties are cooking, preheat a pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Then, add sliced onions to the hot pan and cook them until they start to soften. After a few minutes, add balsamic vinegar, unsalted butter, brown sugar, and salt. Continue to cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until they shrink and caramelize, which takes about 15-20 minutes. For fully caramelized onions, let them cook for at least 30 minutes.

Step 5: Creating The Tangy Sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, mayo, and BBQ sauce until well combined. This tangy sauce will add a delicious kick to our burger.

Step 6: Assembling The Burgers

  • To assemble the burgers, spread the tangy sauce onto the burger buns. Then, layer lettuce, a cooked burger patty, softened goat cheese, crispy bacon, and a generous serving of the balsamic caramelized onions. Finally, place the bun top on each burger, and they’re ready to be served and enjoyed!


  • Softened Goat Cheese: Make sure to let the goat cheese log soften at room temperature to achieve a creamy texture for the patties.
  • Crispy Bacon: Cooking the bacon until crispy adds a nice crunch to the burger.
  • Caramelizing Onions: Take your time caramelizing the onions to bring out their natural sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Grilling the Patties: Grilling the patties adds a smoky flavor that complements the other ingredients beautifully.
  • Tangy Sauce: Adjust the amount of BBQ sauce and Dijon mustard in the tangy sauce to suit your taste preferences.
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