Blue Cheese Burger Bites {For a Game Day #SundaySupper}

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Recipe, SundaySupper | 41 comments


Game Day! The big day, the one that all of us die-hard football fans and not so die-hard fans can still come together for a great party and fun commercials. The excitement builds all day long until Kick Off. In my family, this is a big day. Football is something we all enjoy. The food is also a bonus. Who doesn’t love all the appetizers, snacks and finger foods? For all of us adults in the world… who doesn’t love to pair all the goodies with a great wine?

Blue Cheese Burger Bites


  • 1lb Ground Sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (Melted)
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 dashes worcestershire sauce
  • Blue Cheese (Crumbles, for topping)
  • Kalamata Olives, Pitted (for topping)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
  • Sliced Bread (Toasted, I use 1 slice quartered for 4 bites.)


Ground Sirloin is a lean beef that can have the tendency to dry out. I add the fat back into the meat with the melted butter. This step gives you great flavor and a juicy burger.

I love the blue cheese with the flavors in the burger. Some people may not, I also use these burger bites and top them with only the tomato slices for those who do not.


Step 1
In a bowl, combine your meat, butter and seasonings. Mix Well
Step 2
Scoop out Tablespoon size of the meat mix. Roll into a ball and flatten a bit. Like a mini burger patty.
Step 3
Into a hot skillet, cook to desired consistency. I prefer Medium Well
Step 4
To assemble, use a small piece of toast then layer your burger, blue cheese crumble and olive. Using a tooth pick to hold in place. Continue until you have a plate full of goodness.


These little burger bites each hold so much flavor. The olives really give a nice briny saltiness to the blue cheese and beef. Your guests will love them. So now, you have a great little appetizer to serve, but what kind of drink should you pair with it? In my opinion these little bites are wonderful with a glass of Pinot Noir. Gallo Family’s Pinot Noir has a medium body with a smooth finish in the mouth. The notes of cherry in the wine really compliment the beef in the burger and pair well with the creamy blue cheese.

Moscato and Burger Bites

Looking for a great versatile wine to serve with your whole table spread? When there is a variety of foods, a simple, but flavorful wine is your ticket across the board. One that I am particularly fond of is Gallo Family’s Moscato. The sweetness of this wine is a great contrast to spicy foods. It also enhances your sweetest desserts. The Moscato is a light bodied wine with notes of citrus, honey and peach.

For more information on the wines that I have featured as well as all the great wines that Gallo Family Vineyards offers be sure to check out their website at: .


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Blue Cheese Burger Bites

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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.


  1. 1-26-2014

    These are a perfect burger bite as far as I’m concerned and something I want to make soon. I even have a big block of blue cheese in my fridge that I need to use.

  2. 1-26-2014

    These look so good! Perfect for game day, and I bet they would be delicious with the Pinot Noir.

  3. 1-26-2014

    Oh my gosh, these little bites are just TOO cute! Perfect for party snacking, I’d say!

  4. 1-26-2014

    So adorable and love the burst of blue cheese flavor!

  5. 1-26-2014

    Blue cheese and mini burger bites. . yummmm! They look delicious!

  6. 1-26-2014

    Such a lovely presentation! And this would be the dish my hubby would be taking second and third helpings of :)

  7. 1-26-2014

    What a fun appetizer for Game Day! My boys will love these.

  8. 1-26-2014

    For me, blue cheese is a must! But you’re right…it can be an acquired taste. These look great! Love the olive atop, too.

  9. 1-26-2014

    Who doesn’t love a burger? These are perfect for a party and I love the addition of blue cheese and olives!

  10. 1-26-2014

    What delicious little burger bites, Shannon! I’ll take 4 please!

  11. 1-26-2014

    Mmmm, these are perfect bites for this blue cheese- and burger-loving girl!

  12. 1-26-2014

    Perfect little one bite burger appetizers!

  13. 1-26-2014

    These burgers look delicious and a great idea for a game day party.

  14. 1-26-2014

    My family would love these!!! GREAT idea.

  15. 1-26-2014

    Oh my goodness, these little burger bites are ADORABLE! I love it! Great recipe.

  16. 1-26-2014

    Mmm I love these mini burger bites! You can still have a taste of burger on Game Day but still have room for all the other wonderful food (and wine!)

  17. 1-26-2014

    These are just so cute. I’m such a fan of new and interesting party bites, especially ones on skewers!

  18. 1-27-2014

    Just what I needed today for Australia Day nibblies. They were perfect out on the deck.

    • 1-27-2014

      I am so glad you like them! We are in the midst of a frozen winter, being outside on a deck sounds wonderful.

  19. 1-27-2014

    yummm I love blue cheese!

  20. 1-27-2014

    Those are simply adorable! Love the blue cheese with the sirloin. I am sure it adds just the right amount of saltiness and flavor to that great beef.

  21. 1-27-2014

    Can you believe we were just introduced to blue cheese on a burger this past weekend?! It is such a wonderful flavor combo!


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