Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Burgers

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Burgers

Ever had one of those days where you'd like to just throw in the towel?

Today is that day for me.

The little man has challenged me in every aspect so far today and it's only 1 p.m.  Not sure if it is the cold he has, or just the onset of terrible twos, but I almost walked out of the house and didn't return.  Not really, but the thought did pass my mind.

We've taken a bite out of a candle (really, who does that?), pulled an almost gone bag of chips out of the kitchen island and threw them all over the floor, broke a drinking glass, threw a major tantrum because I wouldn't let him play with my hairspray bottle, and had many instances with the little miss and vying for mom's attention.

Whew.

Here's to him sleeping soundly during his nap and waking up with a new attitude.  Please tell me I'm not the only one whose usually lovely, happy, and nice child turns evil for one morning???

Now, enough of my rant and on to food.

Who doesn't love a good burger?  Whether that be a hamburger, turkey burger, black bean burger...whatever, I love them all.  I got some bleu cheese at the store last week, as I plan on making inside out buffalo wings, but this idea for these burgers came to me first.

And let me explain, I'm not a huge onion person.  The husband can take a bite out of a raw onion and pretend like that is normal.  Yuck.  And then wonder why no one will come within 2 feet of him and his breath.  With that being said, I do eat them when they are cooked into things - sauces, casseroles, etc.  That doesn't bother me.  So this is what I came up with - it's a keeper!


Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Burgers
1 lb. ground beef
 1 c. crumbled bleu cheese
1/2 onion, diced
salt/pepper

In a small pan, combine onion with a little olive oil.  On medium high heat, cook onion.  They will get translucent, and eventually start turning a soft caramel color, about 10 minutes.  Cook until they are so soft it almost looks like brown mush.

Appealing, I know.

Combine bleu cheese, caramelized onion, salt and pepper with the ground beef.  Do not over mix.  Form into four patties and grill to your desired doneness.

These were delicious!  I totally recommend, even if you don't like onion, you'll never know they are there, other than the great flavor it gives the burger.


In other news, have you checked out the Carrots 'N' Cake page today?  Tina, is an amazing food blogger, who has built herself quite the business, which makes today a very special day for her.

Her book is officially out!  I will for sure be purchasing her book, Carrots 'N' Cake, Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time.  It's on the long list of books I want to read lately but have little time to do so - Water for Elephants, Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe (did you see him on Oprah the other day?), Heaven is For Real, The Help, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, and many, many more.

What have you read lately that would be worth my time?

6 comments:

  1. these sound great! I'm always looking for a new burger recipe!

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous time with the little guy...ha! Hope he changed his tune :) The burgers look super!

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  3. lOL, have you read my blog? Mine is a demon sometimes, that's why they are so cute so your dont harm them.

    Great burgers.

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  4. My daughter would love carmelized onions in her burger - I don't know where I went wrong with the child liking onions!

    I used to read all the time, but now I just read blogs! :D

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  5. lOL, have you read my blog? Mine is a demon sometimes, that's why they are so cute so your dont harm them.

    Great burgers.

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  6. these sound great! I'm always looking for a new burger recipe!

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