Burgers Smothered in a Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

Burgers Smothered in a Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

Burger season is finally here and I have been waiting for it! A while ago I made a steak tenderloin in a mushroom and blue cheese sauce and while I was eating it I thought that the sauce would go great on a burger. I have just been itching to try the burgers with caramelized onions, mushrooms and blue cheese sauce ever since. Normally when I make burgers I make them with a theme where I add lots of flavours and ingredients directly to the burgers to add flavour and help keep them moist when they cook. This time however I wanted a basic, unflavoured burger so that the flavours of the sauce would not get lost. In an effort to make sure that the burgers stayed nice and moist I went with a fattier ground beef at about 70/30. The burger recipe itself is quite basic, being just the ground beef seasoned with some salt and pepper. The key to adding flavour here is to cook the burgers on high heat to caramelize or slightly char the outside while leaving the inside nice and moist. The burgers with caramelized onions, mushrooms and blue cheese sauce turned out nicely! The sauce was so tasty and it went really well on the burgers. Caramelized onions, mushrooms and blue cheese is such a great flavour combination! The burger patties themselves were nice and moist despite the high heat cooking. I served the burgers on slightly grilled whole wheat buns with a side of sweet potato fries.

Burgers Smothered in a Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

Perfectly grilled burgers topped with a caramelized onion, mushroom and blue cheese sauce that will send you mouth to heaven!


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 buns
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onion, mushroom and blue cheese sauce (see below)
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
Directions
  1. Form the beef into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high heat, brush with oil and grill the burgers until cooked, about 3-5 minutes per side and set aside.
  3. Lightly grill the buns, assemble the burgers and enjoy.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

Caramelized onions and mushroom combined with creamy and tangy blue cheese makes for an amazing topping for burgers or other sandwiches.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 splash brandy
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Directions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add the onion and saute at medium heat until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and saute until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add the brandy and broth and deglaze the pan.
  6. Simmer until it has reduced by half, about 3-6 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the blue cheese.

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77 comments:

Jen Yu said...

Gawwwwwd Kevin! That looks so fantastic - and I don't even like blue cheese :) Beef and caramelized onions are like a match made in Heaven. Nice job on the dinner. I'll be right over!

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Boy does that ever look good!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

You just described my perfect burger! Yum!

Risa said...

Wow! This burger looks incredible!!!

Manggy said...

More than 1/3 pound a patty-- I love the way you think! I agree, caramelized onions plus beef equals heaven! :)

Jo said...

My mouth is watering with this burger... blue cheese and mushrooms are my absolute favourite and having them together would be heaven!!

Great work..... love it!!

Mary Ellen said...

I adore caramelized onions on burgers, and what a great idea to pair them with blue cheese.

Y said...

OOh onions, mushroom and blue cheese! I'm all for that smothering anything :)

danamccauley said...

I love the efficiency of your sauce: combining the onions and the cheese is smart!

Amy said...

Yummy looking combination of flavors. Three of my favorite things together and on top of a burger.....I don't think it could get any better!

Jamie said...

I love every component of your burger individually. Combining the onions, mushrooms (which I love but am allergic) and blue cheese together into a sauce is GENIUS! I just finished dinner, and now have a craving for blue cheese. Thanks for leaving me something delicious to dream about! :)

Spryte said...

That looks unbelievably delicious!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh this looks absolutely delicious! Now I'm craving a big juicy burger!

burpandslurp said...

why oh why do you always come up with such drool-worthy recipes? your mind is a recipe-churning machine!

Heather said...

what a fancy, fancy burger! looks so tasty!

Pei-Lin said...

Oh man! This looks really juicy and tender!!! I love caramelized onion with beef!!! YUMM ...

oneshotbeyond said...

not bad at all! I made one without the mushrooms once and it was out of this world. You took it up a notch with the mushrooms...good thinking!

nita scot said...

That's a great looking burger Kevin and I am not even a fan of blue chesse. But that really looks tasty

renee said...

that looks A-mazing!

Lynda said...

I shouldn't have read your post before going to bed-now I so want this burger! This looks incredible!

Konosur said...

Oh, goodness that looks so bloody good.

farida said...

Kevin, this looks so appetizing! I like the combination of ingredients here. Great job, as usual!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, how mouthwatering! A fabulous combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

♥peachkins♥ said...

This got me craving..

Chris said...

Umm...Delish!

Anncoo said...

WoW! How I wish I am your neighbour!

MeetaK said...

kevin why are you NOT my neighbor? i'd be over with a few chilled bottles of good german beer for this! i think i am going to treat my boys to this on the weekend!

homecooked said...

OMG...these burgers look heavenly!

HoneyB said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Love the flavors - what could be better than caramelized onion, mushroom and blue cheese??

Su-Lin said...

These look fantastic though personally, I'd substitute another cheese for the blue cheese! :D

Jan said...

Ooooh Caramelized Onion and blue cheese - I am loving this on a burger! Bet it was yummy!

Debbie said...

That burger looks delicious! Love the mushrooms and onions, so tasty!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and so delicous. I must try this once when it is holiday in jully.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I can just imagine chomping down on this with all those great flavors. winner

Joanne said...

I've made burgers with blue cheese stuffed inside before (those are good also) butI like the idea of a sauce with the caramelized onions.

Cathy said...

I love caramelized onions on burgers - so much nicer than a slab of raw onion. These burgers look delicious.

food-4tots said...

What a perfect combi! Yummy!

OhioMom said...

I am "borrowing" this sauce for our next cook out! I know my food critics will love it :)

Katerina said...

Gawd, these look amazing! I love keeping blue cheese on hand to pair with beef and salads. It looks great with the caramelized onions.

Morta Di Fame said...

Kevin - at first glance I thought this was a pecan tart, on second glance my mouth was agape and watering. Gorgeous and delicious!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

What a flavorful combination .. could definitely hold up without the cheese too, yah!

Marta said...

I'm a huge fan of this sauce, I think it'd go great on anything, but especially robust meats. What a great way to celebrate burger season!!!!

Reeni♥ said...

You should call these Bliss Burgers!! They look heavenly!!!

Mary said...

Your blue cheese sauce is absolutely incredible. It's moved to the top of my to-do list.

Carrie said...

That burger looks awesome! As does the entire meal. I loooove sweet potato fries with a burger!

Karen said...

Perfect! Bleu cheese goes so well with beef anyway, but add mushrooms and onions and it's over the top!

Cookin' Canuck said...

You have managed to combine all of my favorite flavors and put them all in one recipe. I'm sold!

Mãe Carinho said...

I love every component of your burger.
I wish I am your neighbour :)

elly said...

That's one tasty looking burger! I'm not the biggest blue cheese fan, but I may have to try this with goat cheese instead. :)

Grace said...

i'm not crazy about blue cheese either, but i love burgers and caramelized onions so much, i'd devour this burger before you could say "howdy doo!" :)

Sippity Sup said...

This is a beautiful burger. I came over here specifically to look at burgers as research for a week of burgers I have planned. You certainly did not disappoint! GREG

bakersbakery said...

*drool*

Cara said...

even though I just ate lunch, that would totally hit the spot.

James said...

You can't get one of these from a burger van.....

Dawn said...

Kevin how I love you! My stars, now that is a burger.

Gloria said...

WOW!!! Kevin Im without words! I look this and Im hungry!! look so tasty and nice!! Gloria

unconfidentialcook said...

I like that you did the whole topping thing in one fabulous sauce!

The Food Hunter said...

That is the most amazing burger I've ever seen.

Helene said...

This is a perfect BBQ season burger. I don't eat meat burgers but can see the sauce going very well with my black bean burger recipe. Looks so good!

ttfn300 said...

fabulous!

finsmom said...

Some tasty looking burgers! Thanks for sharing!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

looks and sounds too good to be true ^_^

Laila said...

Looks absolutely delicious .. Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

Bellini Valli said...

This just sounds so delicious Kevin. Thank goodness burger season is here:D

Alta said...

This looks so delicious!

Kerstin said...

Wow, that picture is making my mouth water! What an incredible burger, yum!

emiglia said...

Hey Kevin! Those buns look really fantastic... I feel like those flavors are winners, but I wonder if the burgers would get messy or if the buns would fall apart... care to enlighten based on your experience?

pigpigscorner said...

This sounds absolutely delicious!

Kevin said...

emiglia: The burgers were a bit messy in that some of the filling popped out but the buns held together. They were well worth the mess though!

cindy* said...

looove blue cheese! i am always looking for new burger recipes for the burger enthusiasts in my house...these sound delightful!

Dishesdone said...

Definitely making the sauce. OMG! Outstanding!

Rox said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Spryte said...

I think I just drooled on my desk a little!!! That looks AMAZING!!!!

Chez US said...

GREAT BURGER! Love these flavors! You might want to check out our ultimate burger contest and enter it - there is even a prize! http://www.chezus.com/2009/06/15/ultimate-hamburger/.

TheRoosterChick said...

I love onions and I love mushrooms. Will definitely have to try this one.

Anonymous said...

This was great! thank you! jan

Gumbo Lily said...

I made the burgers tonight! O my, my, my! Thank you so much.

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