|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
1 Ground Chuck Burger Patty (80/20)
Salt & Pepper
For the Bourbon Caramelized Onions:
2 Vidalia Onions, Thick Sliced
2T Olive Oil
1T Brown Sugar
1 Shot Bourbon
For the Dijonnaise:
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 sauté 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!