Recipe courtesy of Hodad's

Hodad's Blue Jay Burger

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 1 burger
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Hodad's Blue Cheese Sauce:

5 pounds blue cheese crumbles

3 1/2 cups real mayo 

2 1/2 cups buttermilk 

Hodad's Blue Jay Burger:

One 1/2-inch-thick slice super colossal yellow onion, separated into rings

One 1/3-pound 80/20 ground chuck beef patty 

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

2 slices American cheese 

One 4-inch sesame seed sourdough bun 

1 tablespoon real mayo 

1 teaspoon yellow mustard 

1 tablespoon ketchup, preferably Heinz

Eight to ten 1/4-inch crinkle-cut dill pickle chips 

One 1/2-inch-thick slice tomato

1/2 cup shredded lettuce 

Hodad's Signature Bacon Patty, recipe follows

Hodad's Signature Bacon Patty:

4 pounds sliced bacon


  1. For the Hodad's blue cheese sauce: Combine blue cheese, mayo and buttermilk in a bowl until well mixed.
  2. For the Hodad's blue jay burger: Cook the onion rings on a griddle until caramelized. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the beef patty with the seasoned salt. Sear on hot griddle until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Add the cheese and let melt.
  4. Toast top and bottom of bun on the griddle until golden brown.
  5. Add mayo, mustard and ketchup to bun bottom, then add pickle chips, tomato and lettuce.
  6. Top with beef patty, then with Bacon Patty and 1/3 cup Hodad's blue cheese sauce, grilled onions and toasted bun top.

Hodad's Signature Bacon Patty:

Yield: 10 servings
  1. Place bacon in a large pot and cover with 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil and cook until the bacon fat renders, about 45 minutes.
  2. Place a 4-ounce serving of bacon on a hot flat-top grill or griddle and weigh down. Cook, flipping occasionally, until both sides are crispy. Repeat with remaining bacon.