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The First Date Burger

                                   

I was in a creative mood, and also really had a craving for some onion rings. As I began to think about the drawbacks of having onion breath the rest of the night, I thought what about if we took that theme and ran with it. Stink-breath be damned! A triple hit of onion with garlic mayo. 

I probably don’t recommend you ever try this on a first date – but maybe every subsequent one… These hamburgers were incredible. The compounded texture of the crisp green onion, the crunchy onion rings, the soft succulent caramelized onions. The marriage of the savoury garlic-herb mayo with the bold, smokey BBQ sauce. The perfect trio of onion flavour that make this hamburger recipe one of my all time Top 10.

                              

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The First Date Burger

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 package onion rings, prepared (with real, not processed, onions!)
2 Vidalia onions, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1 pound ground beef
4 hamburger rolls
2 tablespoons garlic mayonnaise spread
2 green onions (white sliced thin, green slice into 1 inch pieces)
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Preparation:

  1. Begin to prepare the onion rings as per directions.
  2. Heat a large skillet over Medium-High heat. Heat oil and then add slices onions and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat grill to Medium-High heat. Form ground beef into patties and season with salt and pepper. Place hamburgers on grill and cook until desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium, turning once only. Before removing hamburgers from grill, brush liberally with barbecue sauce.
  4. To compile sandwich, spread mayonaisse on bun tops and sprinkle with green onions. Place one hamburger on each bun bottom, top with caramelized onions and onion rings. Enjoy!