Bacon-Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions
Bacon-Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 2 hr
  • total: 2 hr 40 min
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  • Summary

    In our never-ending quest for the best burger, we think we've hit on an outstanding version that requires nothing more than a trip to the supermarket and a short sojourn in the freezer for the bacon. Sure, there are those DIY purists who are going to buy several different beef cuts from a high-end butcher—if not butcher the beef themselves from their own grass-fed steer—then coarsely grind it with their own sterilized meat grinder, but most of us just want an easy recipe for a really great backyard burger. Burger-meisters might be shocked, but this burger does best by being cooked a bit more slowly, over indirect heat. So sit back, pop open a cold one, and let these burgers baste themselves into a sublime place. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Burger Bash. Menu also includes Homemade French Fries with Five Dipping Sauces and Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 1/2 pounds onions (2 large), sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
    • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, frozen 1 hour
    • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 4 to 8 thin slices extra-sharp Cheddar
    • 4 hamburger buns or alternatives such as kaiser or brioche rolls
    • Sliced tomato
    • Soft-leaf lettuce leaves or baby arugula
    • An instant-read thermometer

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 731 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 40 g 61.83%
    • Saturated Fat: 15 g 75.28%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 127 mg 42.36%
    • Sodium: 1135 mg 47.29%
    • Calcium: 252 mg 25.16%
    • Potassium: 884 mg 25.26%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 44.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 31 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 45.66%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 65 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 41.39%
    • Vitamin C 90.19%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat8
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total8 oz-eq

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