Caramelized Beer Onion and Bacon Burgers
Delicious Caramelized Beer Onion and Bacon Burgers
In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the beer. Stir remaining beer into onions. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden and liquid has evaporated, about 30 minutes. Cool.
Meanwhile, roughly chop 4 slices of the cooked bacon; set aside. Roughly chop half of the onion mixture; stir into chopped bacon.
In medium bowl, stir chopped onion and bacon mixture into beef. Add salt and pepper. Shape beef mixture into 4 large patties, thinner at centre and thicker at edges for even cooking.
In 10-inch skillet, heat remaining bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 8 minutes for medium-rare, 10 minutes for medium, 12 minutes for medium-well, turning once. After turning, add reserved 1/2 cup beer to burgers, then top burgers with cheese. Cover skillet to melt cheese.
Place burgers on bun bottoms; top with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and remaining caramelized onions. Cut remaining 4 slices bacon in half; criss cross 2 pieces on top of onions on each burger, and cover with tops of buns.
Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 30
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- 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drippings reserved
- 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 1 bottle (341 mL) pilsner style beer
- 1 1/2 lb (750 g) lean ground beef
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
- 4 slices Cheddar or American cheese
- 8 leaves red leaf lettuce or red romaine lettuce
- 4 slices tomato
- 4 kaiser rolls or crusty rolls, split