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Bacon Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

Aired December 12, 2013

Ingredients
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling and coating
1/3 pound good-quality slab bacon, chopped
3 large onions, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
Splash of white wine
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin or chuck, at room temperature
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
4 burger rolls, split and toasted
4 onion, sesame or poppy seed rolls, toasted
1/2 pound Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
A few handfuls arugula or watercress
Preparation
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle in EVOO. Cook the bacon until almost crispy. Transfer to a plate and let cool.

Stir the onions into the bacon drippings and season with pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until caramel in color, about 30 minutes. Season the onions with salt and deglaze the pan with a little wine. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, combine the beef, cooled bacon, rosemary, salt and pepper. Score the mixture into 4 equal portions and form them into patties slightly thinner at the center than at the edges for even cooking and to ensure a flat surface (burgers plump as they cook). Coat the burgers with EVOO.

Return the skillet to the burner and increase the heat to medium-high. Add the burgers and cook, flipping once, for 8 minutes for medium-rare (adjust the timing for more well-done burgers).

Place the burgers on the toasted rolls and top with the caramelized onions, some Gorgonzola crumbles and spicy greens.

This recipe is one of three meals you can make from a single grocery bag!  Get the grocery list and recipes for the other two dishes, Skillet Chicken with Hot and Sweet Peppers & Spicy Ziti with Sausage. So easy!

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