Sometimes you want to go out and get that burger at your local pub? You know the one…the big beef burger, juicy and flavorful…topped with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon? Yeah, that one. Look no further. This is that burger…
1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves + 1/2 teaspoon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 vidalia onion, sliced
4 slices applewood smoked bacon (or more if you like more bacon!)
sharp cheddar cheese
4 soft hamburger buns
burger fixings (your choice)
Heat the grill or grill pan. In a large bowl, combine the ground sirloin, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Montreal steak seasoning and the 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves. Shape into burgers.
In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in the onion slices and sauté for a few minutes; lower the heat, sprinkle with salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Cook on low for twenty minutes until onions are tender and caramelized.
Slice up that sharp cheddar into as many slices as you want for your burgers!
Cook bacon: we used heavy duty aluminum foil on the grill – placed the bacon inside and cooked it right on the grill as the burgers were being grilled. Grill burgers 5-6 minutes on each side. We had some lovely Bratwurst cooking too!
To assemble: Spread some mayonnaise on the hamburger buns, top with grilled burger, sliced cheese, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and whatever else you like on your burgers!