Burger with Candied Onions, Bacon, and Cheddar

Burger with Candied Onions, Bacon, and Cheddar
Staff Writer

Richard Blais

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. 

Directions

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

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

841 kcal

Daily value:

42%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 11 g
  • Protein 65 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 60 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 369 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 11 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 6 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 11 mg
  • Vitamin D 5 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 63 µg
  • Alanine 4 g
  • Arginine 4 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 6 g
  • Betaine 23 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 100 mg
  • Carotene, beta 12 µg
  • Cholesterol 216 mg
  • Choline, total 201 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 26 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 24 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Fluoride, F 1 µg
  • Folate, DFE 36 µg
  • Folate, food 38 µg
  • Folate, total 38 µg
  • Glutamic acid 9 g
  • Glycine 4 g
  • Histidine 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 7 mg
  • Isoleucine 3 g
  • Kaempferol 6 mg
  • Leucine 5 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 18 µg
  • Lycopene 1 µg
  • Lysine 5 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 91 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Methionine 2 g
  • Niacin 13 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 2 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 538 mg
  • Phytosterols 9 mg
  • Potassium, K 898 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 8 µg
  • Selenium, Se 53 µg
  • Serine 3 g
  • Sodium, Na 277 mg
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Threonine 2 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Tyrosine 2 g
  • Valine 3 g
  • Water 179 g
  • Zinc, Zn 15 mg
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