Cheddar Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions

July 8th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Burger with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

Burger with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

Cheddar Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are an easy way to dress up a cheeseburger.  I love the sweet onions paired with a sharp cheddar, but Gruyere or blue cheese would also be equally delicious.

Prep Time: 30 minutes (with buns prepared already)

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

1 recipe Soft White Sandwich Buns

1 lb. ground beef

Fresh ground pepper and fine sea salt, to taste (optional)

Toppings

2 large purple onions

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 slices cheddar cheese

Mustard (optional)

Additional fine sea salt (for cooking the onions)

Process

Thinly slice the onions into half moon shapes, about 1/8 inch thick.

Set a medium to large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet and heat until it starts to shimmer.  Add in the sliced onions and sprinkle with fine sea salt.  Cook, stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes, until the onions have softened and caramelized.

Season the ground beef with fresh ground pepper and fine sea salt, to taste.  Mix with your hands just until combined.

Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions.  Shape each portion into a round and flatten.  Create a slight dip in the center so when the burger puffs it evens out and does not bulge.

Grill or saute the burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until medium-well.

To assemble the burgers, place a burger on top of the bottom piece of bun and top with the caramelized onions.  If you wish spread mustard on the inside of the top bun.  Top with the bun and serve!

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Burger with White Cheddar and Caramelized Onions 2

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