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