I’m probably the least sexist person I know, but while making this burger I immediately thought of it as a ‘man’s burger’. Its big, hearty, cheesy, covered in bacon, smothered in onions and extremely messy. Which is also how I think most burgers should be, so that’s not saying too much for my feminine side, is it?
I figured I’d start off this post describing the burger like that just in case you are one of those people who likes to take dainty bites of a burger and expects it all to stay on the bun. That’s not going to happen here. You’re going to have bits and pieces falling off the bun, onions running down your fingers and need a serious supply of napkins nearby. So if you’re ready to get messy, please keep reading and then make this right away!
- 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. steak sauce
- 6 slices bacon, cooked
- 6 slices smoked gouda cheese
- hamburger buns, toasted
- lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise
1. Combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and form into 6 patties. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and brown sugar and cook until lightly caramelized, about 20-25 minutes.
3. Preheat your grill when the onions have about 10 minutes left of cooking time. Once hot, place the burgers on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on their thickness. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger and allow to melt.
4. Once the onions have caramelized, stir in the steak sauce until coated. Remove from the heat.
5. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of each toasted roll. Place the burger on the bottom of the roll, top with lettuce and tomato, a slice of bacon cut in half and a generous topping of the smothered onions.
Wow! These burgers are really incredible and taste like something you would get at a restaurant. I served these with fries and coleslaw but honestly, the burgers were SO filling, we had a hard time clearing our plates.