by Sarah Bates3
Grilled Cheese Angus Burgers with Caramelized Onions
I love a good, juicy burger, and so do my boys. One thing I’m trying to do more of is to make different burger recipes. Not just a traditional burger or slider with your favorite toppings, but something a bit out of the box. I like to be creative, but I also need to be sure it’s something my kids will eat as well. My oldest has a palate like mine and will try anything, but my youngest is picky.
Luckily for me this burger creation was loved by both kids. I mean, this is a pretty fabulous burger, if you ask me. Two of my favorite things – grilled cheese and cheeseburgers – are combined to make one amazing dish. Topped with some melt-in-your-mouth caramelized onions, this meal is pure perfection.
There are a few steps to get these burgers on the table but don’t let that stop you from making them. I caramelized the onions and grilled the burgers at the same time – I then assembled and cooked them all at once on a big griddle. Dinner was ready in no time.
- 3 T unsalted butter
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced into rings
- 4 Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Angus Burgers
- 8 slices Texas Toast
- 4 slices Colby Jack cheese
- 4 slices Havarti cheese
- Pickle slices
- 1-2 T Butter
- Add three tablespoons of unsalted butter to a medium skillet and melt over medium heat.
- Once melted, add the sliced onions and gently mix to coat them all in butter.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and allow the onions to cook, stirring frequently, until they are tender and golden brown. It will take 15-20 minutes.
- When the onions are done, transfer to a bowl and allow to cool slightly.
- Preheat the grill.
- Alternately, you can use a grill pan on the stove.
- Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray and preheat on high heat.
- Place the patties on the grill (or grill pan) over medium heat and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning once. A meat thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F
- Let the burgers rest until cool enough to handle.
- Lay out four slices of the Texas toast.
- Place a piece of both the cheeses on each of the slices.
- Add a burger onto each one, followed by a spoonful of the caramelized onions and a few pickle splices.
- Cover each with the remaining slices of Texas toast.
- Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
- Add a tablespoon or two of butter to the skillet.
- Spread butter onto both sides of each prepared burger.
- Place the burgers in the pan and cook until golden brown on the first side and the cheese has melted.
- Flip it over and cook until the second side is golden brown.
- Cut the burgers in half and serve with potato chips or fries.