By Shelby Jo on July 04, 2008
Photo by TeresaS
Photo by TeresaS
"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.""
Serving Size: 1 (424 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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!!"
"this was soooo good.I made it after an awful nigth of of food i hated, including one of mine lol"
"I made these several months ago when I read the recipe in Bon Apetit -- delicious! I haven't made them again, but now the recipe is saved in my cookbook, so it looks like I'm havin' them again really soon! Thanks for posting!"
"I love a good burger, and this is a good burger. The chipotle ketchup was a great accent to the burgers. I made as posted except I added southern seasoning to the meat before grilling. I also used hamburger buns instead of English muffins. Thanks for a great burger recipe! Made for Zaar Stars Tag game."
"This is a great burger recipe! The grilled balsamic onions and the special chipotle ketchup help to put this burger "over-the-top". The ketchup has just enough spice and complements the burger very nicely. I LOVE the grilled onions. I didn't add all of the balsamic to the onions (I probably added about 1 T.) because I thought the onions were delicious even before adding the balsamic. I opted for whole wheat hamburger buns. I used my grill pan indoors because it's still winter. I can't wait to grill these burgers outside! Thank you!"
"We love a good burger, and this is one of the best we have ever eaten. Didn't change a thing. The onions and chipotle ketchup yield a wonderful blend of flavors. This was cooked on the stove top because of the cold weather. Can't wait to try it on the grill. Thanks for the great burger."
"Made these burgers last night for dinner and loved the combination of the balsamic onions and the chipotle ketchup! I, too, like appleydapply, cooked the onions and burgers in my stovetop grill pan, owing to weather, and they came out wonderful. I am eagerly anticipating trying these on the BBQ. I halved the recipe with no problems, used hamburger buns (vs english muffins) and forgot the tomatoes and spinach (both of which I had on hand) because I was so eager to sit down and eat. We served the dish with home-made french fries, and like Kim 127, dipped our fries in the chipotle ketchup. This recipe is a keeper and one that I will make many times again."
"This was a great burger. My husband called it a "Gourmet version of In-n-Out's Animal Style" burger! We have been having a major wind & rain storm for the last few days, so I cooked the onions & burgers on the stovetop griddle which worked fine."
"This is a first!!! DH said to rate it "25" stars. We just loved the flavor of this dish. I cooked the onions and the burger on the George Foreman Grill. The buns were toasted in the toaster oven, and the cheese was placed on top for the final melt down. I used frozen sirloin burgers. Excellent! I did use a very expensive balsamic vinegar. I also used baby spinach leaves. This is going in my "top 20 for 2008" cookbook. Thanks for posting. :)"
"The chipotle ketchup and balsamic onions were fabulous! Such great flavors which were great on thier own, but together were really something! Gotta love a good burger. I agree with Sweet Baboo the chipotle ketchup was fantastic. We dipped our fries in it instead of plain ketchup."
"With the exception of not using the spinach leaves, I made this recipe as written, and I was rewarded with absolutely delicious burgers. The chipotle ketchup was the surprise star. Although each element of the recipe individually could probably stand alone, together they are marvelous."
"Great burger recipe, and although this *might* appear to be a long list of ingredients, and directions this recipe is well thought out, to the point, and doesn't skimp on taste. Wonderful recipe, wonderful burger. I followed this exactly, (although I put this together really quickly, it can be a *quick* recipe too! ) except for two small changes, one I used white onion, and used fresh garden lettuces instead of spinach, because that is what we have in the garden right now. The ketchup is a breeze to put together, the burger, (which I put together in the morning) and the onions really didn't take any extra time at all. Thank you, Shelby! We enjoyed this tons! Made for *SSC Pet Parade* July 2008."
"Wonderful combination of flavors. My DH ate the catsup on his burger and his oven-baked potato fries ! Even though there are multiple steps to this burger, it is relatively easy to prepare...and yummy!"