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Happy Fathers Day – this fabulous burger is perfect for the wonderful Dad in your life!

Basic Burger with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese


1 pound of ground beef

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon olive oil

4 burger buns

4 lettuce leaves

1/2 cup blue cheese


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, finely sliced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar


In a large bowl, mix together beef, Worcestershire sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, soy sauce and olive oil until combined. Form into 4 patties.

For the caramelized onions, heat olive oil over medium-high in a medium saucepan. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup water, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove lid, continute cooking to thicken the liquid and glaze the onions, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

When onions are halfway finished, heat the grill to medium-high.

Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes, with the lid closed. Flip and grill the second side another 5 minutes. If burgers need more time to cook, move them to a cooler area on the grill to avoid burning. Finish cooking to desired doneness.

Fill each bun with a piece of lettuce, a burger, onions and blue cheese.


Recipe adapted from Food and Drink, Summer 2013