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Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Submitted By: Judy Purcell

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, 80919
Recipe Name: Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions
Recipe Information:

and Gruyere cheese mixed with ground beef for a
burger worthy of peak grilling season.  Lean pancetta infuses savory,
juicy flavor without overpowering the beef, while the earthy, distinct
flavor of Gruyere brings a rich nuance.  A few basic seasonings, toasted bun, grilled Vidalia onions and you are ready to eat right there at the grill—no other condiments required.


1        pound  ground beef — 90% lean
4        ounces  pancetta (lean) — chopped
1/2      cup  Gruyere cheese — cut into 1/4? cubes
1/2      teaspoon  smoked paprika
1/2      teaspoon  granulated garlic
1/2      teaspoon  onion powder
1/2      teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
1        large  sweet onion — Vidalia
4        buns
olive oil

Recipe Instructions:

Slice onion to create 1/4? discs, drizzle with olive oil and season
with salt and pepper; set aside. Lightly butter the buns and set aside.

Gently mix seasoning, pancetta, and cheese into ground beef. Form 1/3 lb. patties with meat mixture.

Grill onions over medium-high heat until softened and lightly browned on both sides.

Grill burgers over medium heat until seared well on both sides and
cooked through. While the burgers finish, grill buttered buns (butter
side down) until toasted.

Serve the burger on the toasted bun with the grilled onions piled on top.

Recipe Summary:


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