Cooking with Lauren K: Burgers with Caramelized Onions, Gouda and Bacon

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Bacon Month continues as Lauren K makes Burgers with Caramelized Onions, Gouda and Bacon!

Burgers with Caramelized Onions, Gouda and Bacon

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 8


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium onions, sliced thin

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or apple juice

12 slices bacon, cooked

2 pounds lean ground beef, preferably the 93/7 fat ratio

Salt and black pepper to season

8 slices Gouda cheese

8 potato-style or whole wheat burger buns


In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium low heat. Add the onions, sugar and vinegar. Cook onions until caramel in colored and soft, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb grease. Break the beef up into 8 flat patties, making the center of the patties slightly thinner than the outside edges. Season both sides with salt and black pepper. Grill or pan fry burgers on the first side for 4 minutes. Flip and add a slice of cheese to each burger. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until desired doneness is reached. Place burgers on the bottom half of the potato rolls. Distribute the onions and bacon between the sandwiches, add bun tops and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information      

Calories: 457                          

Total Fat:  21.7 grams                        

Saturated Fat: 8.9 grams                

Sodium: 797.4 milligrams                  

Carbohydrates:  28.2 grams              

Fiber: 3.5 grams                

Sugar: 7 grams                                   

Protein: 39.6 grams                           

Cholesterol: 92.5 milligrams

Lauren K specializes in healthy meals that won’t break your budget. For more great ideas, visit Lauren K’s Kitchen.

Check out Lauren’s new cookbook Cooking with Lauren K.

Order online or pick up a copy at any of the following locations:
Smithmyer’s Superette, Loretto
B&L Winery, Johnstown
Bella Care Fitness and Physical Therapy, Claysburg
Allegheny Creamery and Crepes, Hollidaysburg
Festival Beverage and Frost Bites Ice Cream, Ebensburg
UPMC Altoona Hospital Gift Shop, Altoona 
Altoona Mirror Newspaper, Altoona
Martella’s Pharmacy, Boswell, Windber and Johnstown 

A special thanks to Smithmyer’s Superette for the ingredients for today’s dish.

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