Caramelized Beer-Onion and Bacon Burgers

Caramelized Beer-Onion and Bacon Burgers

Enjoy this beer-onion burger featured with bacon, ground beef and lettuce – a cheesy dinner!

Prep Time

1:10

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Total Time

1:10

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Makes

4

burgers

8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, drippings reserved
2
large sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 lb)
1
bottle (12 oz) pilsner style beer
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
slices (about 3/4 oz each) Cheddar or American cheese
8
leaves red leaf lettuce or red romaine lettuce
4
slices tomato
4
kaiser rolls or crusty rolls, split
  1. In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of the beer. Stir remaining beer into onions. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden and liquid has evaporated, about 30 minutes. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, roughly chop 4 slices of the cooked bacon; set aside. Roughly chop half of the onion mixture; stir into chopped bacon.
  4. In medium bowl, stir chopped onion and bacon mixture into beef. Add salt and pepper. Shape beef mixture into 4 large patties, thinner at center and thicker at edges for even cooking.
  5. In 10-inch skillet, heat remaining bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 8 minutes for medium-rare, 10 minutes for medium, 12 minutes for medium-well, turning once. After turning, add reserved 1/2 cup beer to burgers, then top burgers with cheese. Cover skillet to melt cheese.
  6. Place burgers on bun bottoms; top with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and remaining caramelized onions. Cut remaining 4 slices bacon in half; crisscross 2 pieces on top of onions on each burger, and cover with tops of buns.
Makes 4 burgers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make the onions up to a week ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and heat just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Burger)
  • Calories 620
    • (Calories from Fat 310),
  • Total Fat 35g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 145mg;
  • Sodium 1090mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 46g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.