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Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Burger

This burger was created as a way of incorporating two of my favorite things to put ON and burger, IN a burger! Caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese! It turned out to be juicy, flavorful and quite a hit with my family members. The sweetness of the onion and the tangy flavor of the cheese makes an amazing combination. The catch with this burger is not to overwhelm it with too many condiments or a heavy bun. I have found one bun at a certain grocery store bakery to be my favorite. I hope you enjoy this oh-so-tasty burger as much as I do. Thanks!

Ingredients 

1 small sweet onion, diced (about 3/4 to 1 cup)
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic - crushed and minced
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 tsp kosher or med ground sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper corns
5 "French bread" hamburger buns
 butter 
 buns
oil for grill
baby greens salad mix

Instructions 

Heat olive oil in a skillet at medium-high heat. When hot, add diced onions and cook until translusent. Add the garlic and cook for a minute more - make sure not to burn the garlic. Add the brown sugar and mix into the cooked onions until sugar begins to bubble. Remove mixture into a large mixing bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Crumble the gorgonzola cheese and add to the mixing bowl. Add the beef, salt and pepper and combine all ingredients with clean hands. Separate into five equal portions and form into 1/2 inch thick patties. Heat grill and brush with oil. Half the buns lengthwise and butter lightly. Grill the burgers until medium well - grill time varies depending on model and size of grill. Remove the bugers onto a plate and cover lightly with foil. Brown the buns on the grill until lightly toasted. Add the bugers and a small handful of baby greens to the buns. Enjoy!

Comments 

The brands I use (if applicable) are as follows: Gorgonzola cheese: Stella, I crumble myself - I don't buy the already crumbled kind - too dry Garlic: frozen cubes of garlic - easier to deal with and measures out perfectly ever time! Buns: Albertson's bakery french roll hamburger buns Salt:  Kosher Salt The brand of ingredients isn't that important, but these are what I prefer and what are available to me.