"My husband, John, makes a spritzer called the Red, White and Blue— and this is my burger version! Sure it’s great for the Fourth, but it’s equally tasty all season long."


Credit: Photography by Lucas Zarebinski

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Makes 4


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  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high.     

  • For the Red, White & Blue Special Sauce, in a small bowl, mix the blue cheese, sour cream, ketchup and relish.

  • In a medium bowl, mix the beef, Worcestershire and grated onion; season with kosher salt and black pepper. Form into 4 patties (thinner in thecenters for even cooking).

  • On a slotted broiler pan or a rack set in a baking sheet, arrange the bacon in a single layer. Bake until crispy, about 18 minutes.

  • Add the oil, one turn of the pan, to the cast-iron skillet. Add the patties and cook, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  • Place the patties on the bun bottoms. Add bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. Slather the bun tops with Red, White & Blue Special Sauce; set on burgers.