Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blue Cheese Burgers

Clayton is obsessed with burgers. He would eat a different burger everyday of the week if he could. So I try to make at least one burger a week for him to enjoy. We had some blue cheese in the refrigerator, so a blue cheese burger was the final decision. I added Bourbon Caramelized Onions, Peppered Bacon, and Dijonnaise. It was super hearty with strong flavors, but not over-powering. He loved it, and hopefully you will too! Enjoy :)
Blue Cheese Burgers with Boubon Caramelized Onions, Peppered Bacon,  & Dijonnaise
For the Burgers:
1 Burger Bun, Toasted
¼C Blue Cheese, Crumbled
¼C Bourbon Caramelized Onions
3 Strips Peppered Bacon
2T Dijonnaise
1 Ground Chuck Burger Patty  (80/20)
Salt & Pepper
Vegetable Oil

For the Bourbon Caramelized Onions:
2 Vidalia Onions, Thick Sliced
2T Butter
2T Olive Oil
1T Salt
1T Brown Sugar
1 Shot Bourbon

For the Dijonnaise:
2T Mayo
2T Dijon Mustard

1. To make the Bourbon Caramelized Onions, bring a pan up to high heat and melt the butter, olive oil, and brown sugar. Also, Salt heavily in order to draw the moisture out of the onions. Cook the onions down until they are soft and caramelized. Add the shot of bourbon and let the alcohol cook out (this will also help the onions caramelize). Set these onions aside until you assemble the burger.
2. To make the Dijonnaise, combine equal parts mayo and Dijon mustard and whisk together until smooth. Set aside to let the flavors meld together.
3. With the ground beef, form a burger patty big enough for your burger bun. Once formed, sprinkle each side with salt and pepper and cook on high heat in a sautĂ© pan with a little bit of oil. Brown each side for about 2 minutes and put on a baking sheet. Spoon some blue cheese on top of the burger and broil for 2 minutes, until melted.
4. Get your toasted bun and spread each side with the Dijonnaise. Next stack the burger with the melted blue cheese, then the bourbon onions, and peppered bacon.
5. Serve immediately with chips or fries!

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