Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bistro quality burger

A burger topped with caramelized onion and blue cheese spread. Yum...

For the caramelized onions:
4 large onions, sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil

For the burger patties:
3 lb ground chuck
1 lb ground sirloin
Garlic salt
Onion powder
Smoked paprika
Chili powder
Dried parsley
Cayenne pepper

For the blue cheese sauce:
1/4 c mayo
1/4 c fat free sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped chives
.3 lb crumbled blue cheese
Salt and pepper to your liking 

For the burgers:
12 Kaiser Buns
Arugula for topping

To caramelize onions:
Heat butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and generous pinch of salt. Occasionally stir and cook for about an hour until the onions are caramelized. 

To prepare the burger:
Mix both ground meat together and portion out the meat to 1/3 lb each. You should get 12 patties after portioning them out. Shape them into parties. Next season the parties with the garlic salt and next 7 spices. Grill the burger patties to your liking. 

To prepare the blue cheese sauce:
Mix all the blue cheese sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. 

To serve:
Toast the buns with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Place one cooked burger patty on a bun, top with caramelized onions, arugula, and the blue cheese sauce.