Wednesday, October 10, 2012

French Onion Burger

I know what you're thinking...Another burger? She says she's supposed to be losing weight but she's making another burger!?...Well, yes. I can't help it. I saw this recipe and it sounded so good and reminded me of the Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger that was also topped with caramelized onions.

Besides, I think I have a better chance of losing weight eating burgers in moderation than I do eating sweets in moderation. Mostly because I can't moderate sweets.



French Onion Burger
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Every Meal Easy
Servings: 4
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Ingredients:
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 slices Swiss cheese
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 2 cups onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/8 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
    • burger rolls 

Directions:
1. Combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce and garlic together into a bowl. Fold the Swiss cheese slices into squares.
2. Form patties with the ground beef, placing the cheese in the middle and making sure to seal up the edges. Place the burgers on a plate, season the tops with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Add the butter and onions to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the onions caramelize, 20-25 minutes. Cover and keep warm.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and Sriracha. Refrigerate until ready to use.
5. Preheat your grill. Grill the burgers flipping once, for 6-10 minutes or until they reach your desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
6. Lightly grill the burger buns. Assemble the burger by spreading the Sriracha mayo on both sides of the bun and topping the burger with a heaping spoonful of the caramelized onions.

These were pretty tasty burgers, but the caramelized onion flavor didn't really come through as nicely as I would have liked. I also thought that in order for these burgers to really be "french onion" burgers, they needed more cheese, preferably on top of the burger and not just inside.



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