Fontina Burgers with Caramelized Onions

I don’t love burgers, I don’t even really like burgers, but Byron LOVES burgers. Like could eat Five Guys for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well, not for breakfast, because he doesn’t usually eat breakfast… weird, I know. Anywho, back to this burger.

These are super simple to make and look (and taste) ten times better than a normal burger. They are topped with fontina cheese and slowly caramelized onions.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of meat of your choice – I used 94% lean beef
  • 1/2 cup of shredded fontina cheese
  • 4 thick slices of fontina cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Panko breadcrumbs (a handful)
  • A couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup good quality balsalmic vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Brioche buns

Makes 4 burgers

Make the burger patties by combining the meat, shredded cheese, worcestershire sauce, and onion powder. Add panko crumbs as needed for consistency. Set aside.

Caramelize half a red onion in 2 tablespoons of butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour 1/4 cup of good quality balsamic vinegar into the pan while the onions are cooking down. Remove the onions from the pan when carmelize and set aside.

Sear the burgers in the pan on high heat and put in the oven to cook at 350 degrees until done (5-15 minutes, depending on how thick the burgers are). When they are almost done, turn the oven off and put the thick slice of fontina cheese on each burger. Leave in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Put the burgers on a brioche bun and top with onions. And inhale. Yum.

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