Chuck Burgers with Carmelized Onions, Black Pepper and Blue Cheese

Featured by Bargetto Winery in the Gold Wine Club.
Chuck Burgers with Carmelized Onions, Black Pepper and Blue Cheese


Juicy burgers with carmelized onions and melted blue cheese makes for a perfect Pinot Noir pairing!

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes


• 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced into half-moons
• 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
• 1 1/2 lb. ground chuck
• 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
• 4 oz. blue cheese (about 1 cup, crumbled)
• 4 Hamburger buns
• 8 butter lettuce leaves


1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt to the skillet and stir to coat. Cover and let cook, undisturbed, for 7 to 8 minutes, until they start to soften. Remove the lid and continue to cook until softened and caramelized, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes more.

2. Preheat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 400°. Shape the beef into 4 patties about 3/4" thick. Sprinkle both sides with pepper and the remaining 3/4 tea­spoon salt.

3. Heat a large skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the undersides have a nice dark brown crust. Flip the patties and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more for medium rare. (Sorry about the splatters!!)

4. Transfer the burgers to a rimmed sheet pan. Dividing evenly, crumble the blue cheese over each burger. Bake until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Warm your buns at the same time.

5. Build your burgers with the buns, patties, lettuce, and caramelized onions. Enjoy with a glass of Pinot Noir from your most recent wine subscription box!

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