Burger with Candied Onions, Bacon, and Cheddar

Richard Blais


For the candied onions

  • 2 Tablespoons  butter
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup  sherry vinegar
  • sprigs thyme, leaves removed
  • 1 Tablespoon  sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon  kosher salt
  • yellow onions, halved through the root ends and thinly sliced

From Richard Blais' cookbook Try This at Home, this burger recipe exemplifies his creative thought process in the kitchen. Onions are candied in sherry vinegar for a truly unique take on caramelized onions, and bacon and Cheddar are the cherry on top of this burger sundae. 


For the candied onions

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add the onions, garlic, and thyme leaves and stir. Cover and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are deep golden brown, about 45-60 minutes.

Add the sugar, salt, and pepper and stir. Replace the lid and cook for 10 minutes more.

Add the vinegar and scrape up any browned pits in the pan, mixing it into the onions. Cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a container and let cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. 

For the burger


Calories per serving:

1,244 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 364g 559%
  • Carbs 194g 65%
  • Saturated 145g 727%
  • Fiber 27g 108%
  • Trans 14g
  • Sugars 41g
  • Monounsaturated 149g
  • Polyunsaturated 26g
  • Protein 236g 471%
  • Cholesterol 993mg 331%
  • Sodium 21,448mg 894%
  • Calcium 1,816mg 182%
  • Magnesium 444mg 111%
  • Potassium 4,699mg 134%
  • Iron 38mg 210%
  • Zinc 49mg 324%
  • Phosphorus 2,725mg 389%
  • Vitamin A 872µg 97%
  • Vitamin C 97mg 162%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 149%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 177%
  • Niacin (B3) 55mg 277%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 243%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 380µg 95%
  • Vitamin B12 21µg 356%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 58%
  • Vitamin K 188µg 235%
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