Bistro Burgers

"Nothing beats a great man-sized burger... except watchin a handsome guy eating one. The sauce is a spinoff of our very own Recipe #280453. :)"
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  • MAKE SAUCE: Whisk sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside, allowing flavors to meld.
  • MAKE VIDALIA: In a sauté pan over medium-low heat, heat butter and oil. Add sliced onion, sprinkle with brown sugar and simmer for approximately 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until caramelized. Set aside, keeping them warm.
  • MAKE BURGERS: Meanwhile, preheat grill or a cast iron skillet to high. Divide the ground sirloin into 4 burgers. Season on both sides with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill or cook in the skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare doneness. During last minutes of cooking add caramelized onion to each burger, then 2 slices of cheese. Cover grill or pan for approximately 1 minute to melt cheese.
  • ASSEMBLY: Spread Bistro sauce on bottom of the toasted buns. Place burgers on buns. Top with suggested toppings.

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  1. Halcyon Eve
    This would have been a 5-star recipe, except I had a lot of problems with the onions. I followed the instructions as written, except cooking over low instead of medium-low heat, but despite the lower temperature, the butter & sugar still scorched so badly I had to throw the whole batch out and start over. My stove doesn't run particularly hot, but that was just too long a time for the butter and sugar. So I started over, omitting the sugar and replacing the butter with oil, and they came out fine the second time--lovely and caramelized and golden brown. They were plenty sweet without the sugar--we didn't miss it at all. The sauce was good, but too sweet for our taste. Next time I'll cut the honey to maybe a teaspoon. The dill wasn't noticeable, so I'll probably not bother with it. Overall, the burger was delicious--I loved the contrast of the sweet onions and sauce with the dill pickles! We used cheddar and provolone cheeses, which seemed ideal to me--swiss would probably be good, too. Thanks so much for sharing, 2Bleu! Made for PRMR tag game.
  2. Noo8820
    I was a little sceptical about this burger,as it had nothing mixed in with meat.It didn't need it!The sauce (which is just lovely) and the onions are all that it needs.I used homemade rustic french rolls (thanks French Tart),and some cheddar.We didn't use any extras as we really didn't think that it needed it. A good hearty burger,that really was very easy to throw together. Thanks Bird and Buddha.Made for PRMR.
  3. lazyme
    Well... you wouldn't wanna watch my handsome DH... or me devour this burger!! It was really good. I qualify sandwiches/burgers especially on how messy they are - this one qualifies close to being on top. To tell the truth - we really couldn't taste much of the sauce because we built our burger so high with the onions - lots of onions!, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and dill pickles, that the sauce was just kind of an extra. Good, but an extra. DH obviously liked the extra sauce - he was dipping his fries in it! We used onion buns and American and Swiss cheese slices to build our own masterpieces. Thanks 2Bleu for a good tasting and hearty dinner. Made for Photo Tag.
  4. getoutofmygalley
    Wow, this is simply DIVINE!!! I can't believe I'm this excited over a silly hamburger, but it's definitely going to have a permanent home in my recipe collection! (-: Thanks!


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