Caramelized Onion–and–Blue Cheese Mini Burgers

Oxmoor House
Caramelized Onion-and-Blue Cheese Mini Burgers Recipe
Oxmoor House
Small but loaded with flavor: Caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, and sirloin fill your mouth with sweetness and pungency.
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 burger)


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1 medium onion, thinly sliced
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground sirloin
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
8 slider buns, toasted
1 1/2 cups arugula
8 thin tomato slices


Hands-on: 28 Minutes
Total: 28 Minutes

1. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; coat onion with cooking spray. Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender and browned. Remove pan from heat. Finely chop 1/4 cup onion, and place in a medium bowl, reserving remaining onion in pan.

2. Add salt, pepper, and beef to caramelized onion in bowl; mix well. Divide beef mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch thick patty.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Place patties on grill pan. Grill 3 minutes on each side, until a thermometer registers 160° or until desired degree of doneness.

4. Place mayonnaise and blue cheese in a food processor; process until smooth. Spread blue cheese mixture evenly on bottom halves of buns. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun. Top patties evenly with arugula, tomato slices, and remaining caramelized onion; cover with bun tops.

Created date

January 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 198
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 20.5 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 402 mg
Calcium 26 mg