Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger

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This Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger is a great way to make the popular restaurant dish at home! A beef hamburger is layered with crisp onion straws, steak sauce, and blue cheese with chipotle aioli.
A Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger sitting on a wood board.

This Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger is a great way to enjoy the popular restaurant recipe at home for your summer cookout or BBQ! A juice beef burger is topped with crispy onion straws, steak sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and chipotle aioli on a fluffy toasted bun.

A Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger sitting on a wood board.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger recipe elevates the popular restaurant classic with a high quality and large beef patty alongside the classic and delicious toppings.

Layered with tangy bleu cheese, spicy chipotle mayo, and crispy onion strings​ on a toasted but with lettuce and tomato, this beef burger is a great way to enjoy the restaurant favorite at home!


Hamburger Buns – I like to use Brioche buns.

Ground Beef

Large Egg

Garlic Powder

Panko Breadcrumbs

Worcestershire Sauce

Liquid Smoke – the addition of this brings an amazing, deep flavor but is NOT overpowering. If you do not have it, you can use more Worcestershire.

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Steak Sauce

Crispy Onion Straws – you can either make these at home or just buy them. I use the same kind that I use for a green bean casserole!


Lettuce – I LOVE shredded lettuce on a burger as it is so much easier to eat, and a great texture. The restaurant uses shredded lettuce, but you do you and serve it up however you like.

Chipotle Aioli – a slightly spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Very easy to make at home, but you can also find it in the stores.


Black Pepper

Close view of the layers of the Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger.

Instruction Overview

Shred the lettuce and slice the tomato.

Prepare the chipotle mayo by mixing mayonnaise with finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo, lime juice, garlic powder, and salt. Adjust the heat to your preference, and refrigerate until needed. (This tastes best when it has had time to chill!).

Toast the buns on the grill until golden brown. Use a thin layer of butter if desired to help them brown.

Make your beef patties in alarge bowl by combining the ground beef with an egg, Panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder,

Shape the meat into your desired patty size. Images here represent three burgers per pound. Go smaller for more of a restaurant size, or larger if you want a big patty!

Grill Instructions: Preheat grill to medium heat. Oil the grill to help prevent sticking. Add your patties and grill on the first side for 4-5 minutes. Flip. Grill the patties to your desired doneness.

Skillet Instructions: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a little vegetable oil (helps with browning). Add your patties and cook for 4-5 minutes until browned. Flip. Continue cooking as needed based on your desired doneness (anywhere from 2-5 minutes longer).

To assemble, take a bottom half of a bun and add the crisp onion straws. Top it with the beef patty.

Add the steak sauce and then add bleu cheese crumbles on top.

Finish with the lettuce and tomato.

Spread the chipotle mayo on the top bun and add to the burger. You are ready to eat!

Assemble the Burger: Spread chipotle mayo on the top half bun. On the bottom bun, place a handful of crispy onion strings, then the grilled patty with melted bleu cheese, followed by tomato slices and shredded lettuce. Top with the other half of the bun.

Serve: Serve the burger with steak fries or your favorite side dish.

A downward looking view on a Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger.

Kim’s Tips

While I LOVE a grilled burger, I find a burger cooked in a skillet to get great color (color=flavor!) and be somewhat easier to cook. (No burgers getting stuck or falling into the grill!). Use any cooking style as desired.

Modifications and Substitutions

You can use any beef patty recipe or pre-made option as desired. But this is my FAVORITE classic burger recipe to make!

You can make thin patties by splitting the beef mixture into 6 instead of 3. Cook the same but for about 2 minutes per side instead of 4-5. Thin patties are great for getting extra color (flavor!) and/or adding multiple layers. Or just for having smaller portions.


A Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger sitting on a wood board with some french fries.
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About Kim

Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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1 thought on “Copycat Red Robin Bleu Ribbon Burger”

  1. This looks awesome, it is stacked with meat and packed with flavors, you can feel that it is fresh and awesome, a great recipe indeed!


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