Mind Blowing Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy with Onion Strings

Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes, Main Dishes | 5 comments

Mind Blowing Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy with Onion Strings

Are you looking for something different to jazz up your burger habit? Are you tired of the old standby: meat and cheese? If you want a delicious low carb keto taste treat, then travel with Fluffy Chix Cook and learn why nothing goes better together than good burger, great bacon, and hearty cheese that melts like a dream. And finally, answer that burning question, “Can you zoodle an onion?”

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ve been on a mission to master the perfect, naturally low carb keto Juicy Lucy since the very first time we laid eyes on one. Guy Fieri of Triple D (Diners Drive-ins and Dives)—a food series that airs on Food.TV, hosts the show which salutes the Mom & Pop food & adult beverage establishments in our home towns across the great Americas. Love it, or hate it, the show features some rippin’ food concepts and half the time makes us want to tear our shirts off and roller skate nekkid through the crosswalks! (Thanks Jimmy Buffet for that fantastic imagery.) Juicy Lucys contain that power to make you go nuts—to transform you into a fruitcake.

 

Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy Recipe

 

We’ve tried just about every combination of Juicy Lucy you can set you mind upon—some with better success than others. For instance, I’m a HOUND for the basic American cheese JL. But, Mr. Fluffy can’t stand ‘em—give him his beloved cheddar. Swiss JLs are spectacular, as are smoked Gouda. It’s hard to go wrong with the goat cheese Juicy Lucy. And brie cheese? Forgeddaboudit! Amazing! And through all our testing, we maintain, the best Juicy Lucy is the one you have on your plate at the moment!

 

Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy With Onion Strings

 

So we decided one night that we hankered for a big JL and happened to have the blue standing by JIC (just in case). We had some bacon and onions—a pre-req in our house. It’s almost like bacon, burger meat and onions got together one day and entered into a sacred pre-nuptial triumvirate completely indivisible by human form or figure. Bacon, onion, and burger meat exceed the affinity and bond existing between peanut butter and jelly. They could be the next trinity…but I don’t want to flirt with sacrilege. I will assure you however, that wherever these three appear in a single recipe, religious experiences could quite possibly be involved. And one might see angels.

But back to our low carb keto, mighty Juicy Lucy story. We had the spiralizer on the counter, just sitting there all innocent. We’d decided it was the night to venture into the land of zucchini straws and we’d cranked that bad boy up to make a few plates of zucchini noodles. And that’s when Mr. F’s lightbulb lit up the night sky. That boy just ain’t right, sometimes.

He said casually, “I wonder what if…What if we zoodled an onion? Will an onion zoodle?”

To which I replied, with equal sanguine, “Wouldn’t that be oodles?” Trying not to give my excitement away, because really, what IF we could zoodle an onion into thin little ribbons and deep fry the crap outta them? What IF…my Great Aunt Fanny! (Or Kenya’s Great Aunt Fanny…) We were doin’ this thing—I calmly thought to myself!

So we “did this thang.” The results? A burger to get married about. Something to shout from the rooftops about. (Yes, I am ending sentences in prepositions!) Something to make you crazy and cause you to go buy life insurance, cuz your life is now complete, and you can die happy. It was THAT good. I kid you not. We cain’t MAKE these things up. True story.

 

Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy

 

We did two kinds of onions, cuz come on. If one type is good, won’t two push it OTT (over the top)??? Sautéed onion forms a silky base, while onions strings leave you with a crispy crunch. We did the bacon…oh king of cured meats. And we did a gigantor blue JL that formed a foundation firm enough upon which to build a church. The Church of the Blue Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy with Onion Strings…cuz we topped that mighty Mohican with a crown of deep fried, perfectly golden and crispy onion strings (from zoodles, er—we mean oodles). The crahps wah sayuved that day my friends.

 

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Here’s what you need to zoodle. Our two favorite machines and yes, why yes, we DO have both of them, plus two hand-held methods of creating pasta strings from veggies. We love both equally. The Benreiner Cook Helper (the green one), is more compact and has super easy cleanup for quick jobs. The Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Slicer powers through mounds of veggies without missing a beat!

 

Hope you will rush out and make these gorgeous Blue Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucys with Crispy Onion Strings this week and that you will rush back here and leave a love note declaring your passion for Juicy Lucys and for the combination of burger, bacon, and onion! Oh my! And should you want to take a twirl with a Brie, Onion, and Bacon Burger take a look at this post we dedicated to Carolyn Ketchum and her famous burger of the same flavor profile!

 

Mind Blowing Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy with Onion Strings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 giganto Juicy Lucys

Serving Size: 1 gigantor Juicy Lucy

Calories per serving: 679

Fat per serving: 56g

Mind Blowing Bleu Cheese Bacon Juicy Lucy with Onion Strings

Hearty Bleu Cheese Burgers fill your tummy while filling your mind with imagination. Oh the things you can do with onion strings and a mound of beef!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Crumble meat into a large mixing bowl. Add the next 6 ingredients through freshly ground black pepper. Mix together using the tines of a fork until evenly mixed. Divide meat into 8 balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  2. Shape balls into patties. Divide blue cheese into 4 portions. Place a portion on top of each of 4 of the patties. Use the remaining 4 patties to top the cheese with a second patty. Seal the edges tightly to prevent the cheese from leaking out. You just created a bleu cheese Juicy Lucy.
  3. While burger balls are hanging out in the fridge, cook the bacon on the griddle until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Add chopped onions and sauté in bacon grease to your preferred level of doneness. Sprinkle onions with kosher salt and black pepper. Transfer to a plate until time to serve.
  4. Heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Heat oil to 375°. Drop spiralized onions into the hot grease. We fry these in 3 batches. When golden and crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack or on paper towels.
  5. Cook on a cast iron griddle or on the grill, 5 minutes per side. Turn as necessary to keep heat evenly distributed so that they burgers do not burn. If using a griddle,
  6. Assemble burgers: meat on the bottom; top with a slice of bacon that you've cut into 2 pieces; add sautéed onion; finish with onion strings. Enjoy!

Notes

Molten hot packages of meaty bleu cheese love! You may never make another burger again! This burger provides an explosion of flavor from the cheesy yummy melted center to the crisp topping of spiralized onion strings. Who knew you could zoodle an onion? We used the smallest blade to make the onion strings very fine. But play with it and see which blade you prefer? And yes, it is important to use 2 different onion preparations because they bring different flavors and textures to the party.

Serving Ideas Serve with the usual condiments: mayo & mustard, but please! No ketchup on this one!

Nutritional Information per burger with the works 679 Calories; 56g Fat (74.9% calories from fat); 38g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Effective Carbs

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5 Comments

  1. This looks so good!!

    • OK, that’s it. This will be supper tonight! Leave it to you, Miz Fluff-n-stuff, to provide inspiration when my well has run dry.

      Just made your tweaked Revolutionary Rolls…..the flavor is over-the-top good. Still working on getting more height, think I’ll order a muffin-top pan to give me an edge. Also was out of C of T and subbed vinegar….probably not as good for stabilizing the eggs whites.

      Its dawns on me that I don’t miss the carbs anymore, since your awesome rolls and tortillas have become staples in my kitchen. Thank you, as always!

      When is the next FEAST going to appear????

      • Hey sweetie! So thrilled and great to hear from you! So never buy another set of pans! LOL. Go buy a roll of cheap nonstick aluminum foil and form your own pans to any shape you can think of. I am so cheap, I use them over and over, stacking them in a ziptop bag and keeping in the freezer between uses. They do indeed rise higher (taller) when the spread is contained in a pan. But that pan MUST be nonstick. That’s why the nonstick aluminum foil so fab!!

        So glad you don’t miss carbs and bread! You should totally make the Psylli Pasta some time!

        The new Summer FEAST comes out either tomorrow night or Thursday morning. 🙂 It’s HUGE! 40 recipes + a special edition for Inner Circle Members that contains 7 additional recipes as a Sneak Peek into FEAST Asia due out this spring. 🙂 Hope you’ll like it! We are biased but think it’s gorgeous!

  2. LUVIN IT!!! I just downloaded FEAST, and am devouring it! Beautifully photographed and you already know I’m a fan of your writing. But really. Where to go to first??? I landed on Pimiento Cheese, the icon of many years-long rivalry with my sister (and BFF). I ruefully conceded the title of World’s Best to her after a blind tasting (those traitorous kids of hers threw the contest!) but now that I know about Neufchatel, I may call for a re-match. BTW….she adds canned green chiles and sliced banana peppers, which I have shamelessly co-opted.

    Banana puddin’???!!!! You ARE my soul sister. I made three five-gallon buckets of the stuff for my stepdaughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner—the conventional kind—and got raves. I tried every recipe known to man and I think that’s probably why my husband proposed! And now I get I have some, too? Righteous!!

    I love your family history! My daddy was a Marine and got the purple heart on Iwo Jima. My favorite restaurant that my mother ran was a blue plate lunch counter at Oliver’s Drug Store in Mobile, Alabama. I can still her menu, typed in cursive and smell the white beans and cornbread, turnip greens. (Be glad you didn’t grow up sleeping in booths til the cafe closed!)

    I love the bargain price but I hope you go hard-copy and make a pile o’ dough. If you interview like you write, the Houston Chronicle will be calling you for an appointment!

    • You are so cute! Ty! And thrilled you like it!!! Hope you will try the Texas Twinkies! 😉 Hahahaha! Love your sissy’s idea bout the chiles! Score! Too funny about the rigged contest.

      You must know that banana extract will never replace “real” nanas but, you know, in this lifestyle you give with the taking. The yin and yang, etc. And it’s what we feel is a fair trade to have a semblance of what once was without having to cut off our feet from diabetes! 🙂 And one tiny slice of nana (6g weight) is only 1g of carb per serving…we can live with that! 🙂 Caramelizing the banana with the pecans is just so dang good! (but it’s all optional!)

      Love the story of your fam and the diner!!! Wow about us all having Marine daddys! Mr. F’s was too! And hold me over white beans and greens! You know there is a turnip green recipe in January FEAST right? I still to this day miss cream peas. 🙁 I may do a mock cream pea similar to my black eyed peas from January and see if I can be satisfied without a bg spike!

      Hugs to you dear one! Again, thanks for brightening my day!

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