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Caramelized Onion–and–Blue Cheese Mini Burgers

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 28 mins
Total time 28 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1 burger)
Small but loaded with flavor: Caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, and sirloin fill your mouth with sweetness and pungency.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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