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
1/4 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