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    Cheddar Burgers With Balsamic Onions and Chipotle Ketchup

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    Shelby Jo's Note:

    From Bon Apetit magazine July 2008. "The all-American cheeseburger get's a makeover, courtesy of grilled onions, a spicy-smoky ketchup, and an English muffin bun."

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    Serves: 6



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    Chipotle Ketchup

    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chilies, from canned chipotle chilies in adobo
    • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from can
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar



    1. 1
    2. 2
      DO AHEAD; CAN BE MADE UP TO 3 DAYS AHEAD! Prepare grill to medium high heat. Arrange onion rounds on baking sheet. Brush with oil; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt and pepper. Transfer onion rounds to grill rack; close cover. Cook until onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Toss with vinegar. Cover and chill.
    3. 3
      Chipotle Ketchup:.
    4. 4
    5. 5
      Mix ketchup, chilies, adobo sauce, and 2 teaspoons vinegar in small bowl. Season with salt and more vinegar, if desired. Cover and chill.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Shape beef into 6 1/2 inch-thick patties. Sprinkle patties on both sides with coarse salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Prepare grill to medium high heat. Place burgers on grill. Close cover; cook burgers until bottoms start to darken and juices rise to surface, about 3 minutes. Turn burgers; cook to desired doneness, about 3 minutes longer for medium-rare. Top with onions and cheese. Close cover; cook until cheese melts.
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      Place grilled English muffin or bun bottoms on plates; spread with ketchup. Top with burgers, tomatoes, spinach, and grilled muffin tops. Serve, passing remaining ketchup separately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 25, 2014

      This is very, very good. I cooked the balsamic vinegar on the onions down until it was reduced and syrupy, and added more chipotle and adobo, and didn't have tomatoes or spinach, but it was still excellent!!

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    • on April 22, 2010


    • on September 02, 2009


      this was soooo good.I made it after an awful nigth of of food i hated, including one of mine lol

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheddar Burgers With Balsamic Onions and Chipotle Ketchup

    Serving Size: 1 (424 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 783.8
    Calories from Fat 403
    Total Fat 44.8 g
    Saturated Fat 19.5 g
    Cholesterol 150.1 mg
    Sodium 1265.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 15.6 g
    Protein 44.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    adobo sauce

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