We've had a busy week, the end of year school activities have been non stop and we're steering head first into the summer ones with swim team practices and tennis round robins and all those lovely things that shout summer! I decided to fire up the grill and rustle up some juicy burgers.
With very little effort you can transform your mundane everyday burger with its plastic cheese topping, into a gastronomic extravaganza filled with caramelized onions and gorgonzola. Who knew a 10 year old liked gorgonzola?
Best Burger Ingredients
2 lbs of best quality ground beef
1 sprig of fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of sea salt.
Caramelized onions (recipe to follow)
Blue cheese of your choice
To make the burgers, combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together thoroughly.
Shape into patties. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and put into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. They can be left overnight.
When ready to cook, remove from the fridge, rub with a small amount of olive oil. Heat your grill (or pan) until hot and cook the burgers to your liking.
Lightly toast the buns and assemble your burger.
3-4 large onions
2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
This may look like a lot of onions when you slice them but it’s surprising how they reduce when cooked. You don’t want to skimp on these!
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Slice the onions, add to the pan, sprinkle over a little sea salt and sauté on a low heat for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Stir frequently to avoid any burning. When golden, add the balsamic vinegar and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Heap onto your burger.