Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stilton Sirloin Burgers With Onion Jam

Since I cooked something special for the boy last night, I asked my daughter what she would like for dinner tonight.  She said hamburgers.  Actually she calls them hang-ger- bergs which we think is really cute and the only "baby talk: we don't try super hard to correct.  Of course she ended not eating any hamburger even though we kept one plain for her.  It was alright.  We have had so many good burgers that we are kind of tough on them.  The boy ate two, so I know he loved them. (he said a 4 out of 5)  Both my husband and I were more like 3.5.

Stilton Sirloin Burgers With Onion Jam
2 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large red onion thinly sliced
Kosher salt
1 Cup dry red wine
2 Tbl red wine vinegar
2 Tsp honey
1 thyme sprig
Freshly ground pepper
2 Lb ground sirloin
4 ounces Stilton cheese cut into 8 slices
8 mini brioche or kaiser rolls split
8 Boston lettuce leaves for serving
1. In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and
cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, about 10
minutes. Add the red wine, vinegar, honey and thyme and simmer, stirring,
  until the liquid has evaporated, 15 minutes. Season the onion jam with
salt and pepper; discard the thyme.~
2. Light a grill. Generously season the sirloin with salt and pepper.
Mix gently, then shape into eight 1-inch-thick patties; season again
with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers, turning once, until charred on
the outside and pink within, about 3 minutes per side. Just before the
burgers are done, top them with the Stilton. Transfer to a platter.
Lightly grill the buns. Set the burgers on the buns. Top with the onion
jam and lettuce and serve.~

1 comment:

  1. Looks and sounds fantastic! I will definitely have to give these a try, thanks for sharing :)

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