Nothing says summer more than burgers on the grill! I was never one who really enjoyed burgers very much until recently. They always just seemed kind of boring. But as I've experimented and made them more fun I've found out just how delicious they can be.
This recipe does not disappoint. Onions slathered in barbecue sauce and then grilled... and blue cheese mayonnaise... all piled on top of a freshy grilled burger. How can you go wrong? The three are a magical combination. So fire up your grills and get cooking before summer is gone!
Grilled Burgers with Blue Cheese Mayonnaise and Barbecued Red Onions
(from Bon Appétit magazine)
8 thick slices red onions
1 and 1/3 cups bottled hickory-flavored barbecue sauce
3 pounds ground round, formed into eight 4- to 5-inch-diameter patties
8 hamburger buns, split
Blue Cheese mayonnaise (recipe below)
1. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Brush onions generously with barbecue sauce. Grill until onions are tender, brown, and glazed, basting with barbecue sauce and turning occasionally, about 15 minutes.
2. Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper. Grill patties until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Grill hamburger buns, inner sides down, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top each with 1 onion slice, Blue Cheese mayonnaise, and then bun tops.
Blue Cheese Mayonnaise
(can also be used on roast beef or turkey sandwiches)
8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to blend. Can be made one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Makes 8 servings.