Monday, July 15, 2013

Bison Burger with Caramelized Onions

There are times that I reeeaaallly wish I had a grill. Or an outdoor space for that matter. But alas, while I love our place, no outdoor space is available. But that doesn't stop me from "grilling." I think I've actually gotten pretty good at doing indoor burgers. Because these puppies turned out AWESOME.

Now, I know I've posted a bison burger already. But this one is slightly different. And with totally different ingredients. I used different flavors. Curry. Harissa sauce. Honey. Goat cheese. Tomatoes. Are you intrigued yet?

Honestly I can't go wrong with burgers. Also it's Brett and my dating anniversary today. And Brett loves his burgers. Like a lot. And he especially likes bison burgers. I also like them, and I like the fact that bison is so darn lean that I can eat a big ol burger and not feel AS bad. Or as full. I think I also just really like bison.

I can wax on about my love of burgers, but I think I'll just get down to the recipe. Also I served this tonight with the tomato basil cucumber salad. Mmmm. Summer deliciousness. 
Ingredients (makes 4 burgers)
Burgers
1 lb ground bison
1/2 medium onion
1 egg
1 t hot curry powder
1 t black pepper
1 t salt
2 T worchestershire sauce

Caramelized Onions
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
2 1/2 medium onions
1 t harissa (or hot) sauce
1 T honey
1 t salt

Accoutrements
4 buns
1 small tomato
chopped basil
goat cheese
dijon mustard

Just wanted to show these off, but look at at these pretty onions. I've been getting a lot of my produce at this new market, Glenn's Garden Market. I'll do a longer piece on it soon, but yeah mmm onions.

You can prep the onions for caramelized onions by slicing them thinly. Dice 1/2 an onion for the burgers.

Heat the butter and olive oil in medium-low heat.

Add the sliced onions. Cook on medium low heat, stirring occasionally, for at least 30 minutes.

While the onions are cooking, combine the ingredients for the burgers.

Form four patties. Don't pack too tightly. Let them rest for at least 15 minutes. I promise, it's worth waiting.

The onions should be a nice yellow color when you start to add the rest of the ingredients.

Add the harissa sauce.

Add the honey. And then cook on low heat for another 5 minutes.

Heat a pan, I use my nonstick grill pan, on medium high heat. You want the pan to be HOT before you add the burgers. Cook the burgers about 6 minutes per side. This will give you a medium rare burger. If you want more cooked, then, well, cook longer.

Add all of the ingredients.

And enjoy that burger mmm.

Delicious with a side of salad!


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