Mike made burgers. I know, I know... Thanksgiving is around the corner and I should be posting something about turkey or my Mom's amazing stuffing. However, he made these burgers on Saturday and they completely distracted me from all things "turkey." This burger style includes caramelized onions & goat cheese...and he even picked up pretzel buns...
I could not resist doing a shoot on this. Can you blame me?
...and may you all have a very Happy & Full Thanksgiving!
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices
1 lb ground beef (20 percent fat), at room temperature
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pretzel bun, sliced in half
Microgreens (we used baby arugula)
Heirloom tomato, sliced
Fresh goat cheese
Heat a large sauté pan to medium hot. Add two tablespoons olive oil and the sliced onion. Salt lightly and turn the heat to medium low. Sautee, stirring occasionally for 40-50 minutes, until deep brown and caramelized, but not burnt. Remove pan from heat.
Heat a griddle or wide pan to medium hot. Form the ground beef into a 1/2-inch-thick patties. Don’t press too much or it becomes tough. Brush a teaspoon or so of butter on both sides of each patty, season with salt and pepper and cook on the griddle for 4 to 6 minutes on each side. If using cheese, add it with a minute or two to go on the second side and cover the pan/griddle until melted.
Top with the caramelized onions, microgreens, sliced tomato and any other tasty condiments you desire, then serve.