Bacon Blue Cheese Burger
- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cooking Time: 45 minutes
- 2 lbs Ground chuck beef
- 1 tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground black pepper
- 8 oz Blue cheese, sliced
- 12 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
- 1 cup Baby Spinach leaves
- 6 Hamburger buns
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 Large yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Add the onions, stir to coat and cook without stirring for 10-12 minutes.
- Flip the onions so the ones on the bottom are now on top, and cook for another 10-12 minutes.
- Flip one more time, lower heat and allow onions to caramelized until completely brown — about 15 minutes — gently stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. They can be made ahead of time reheated before you make the burgers.
- In a bowl, mix the ground beef, onion powder, salt and pepper until just combined, careful not to overmix, or your patties will be tough.
- Divide into six equal portions and form patties, without pressing too hard. They should be uniform in thickness.
- Preheat your grill or cast-iron skillet to high heat.
- Add burger patties and cover with the lid.
- When burgers lift up easily, about 2 minutes, flip, add enough blue cheese to cover completely, close lid and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes for medium to medium-rare doneness.
- Remove patties and transfer to buns. Top with warmed caramelized onions, baby spinach and bacon and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from FoodRepublic.com