When I do something like I did this week (disappear without posting with no explanation), I feel like I owe you guys a really, really good recipe to make up for it...and here it is. I have no excuses, really; life is just very, very busy these days, and it's hard enough to cook dinner, let alone find the time to blog about it!
Anyway, back to this amazing burger. If you're a burger lover (like I obviously am; if you're getting sick of burger recipes, you might as well stop reading, because I'm not going to stop trying new variations), you're going to adore this one. It gets its deep, smoky flavor from bacon, smoked gouda, and onions smothered in steak sauce. Goodness gracious, is it ever delicious. Good for the waistline? No. Good for the taste buds? OMG YES VERY MUCH SO. You're going to love it.
Smoky Gouda Bacon Cheeseburgers with Smothered Onions
inspired by Rachael Ray
8 slices of bacon
4 hamburger patties
Salt and pepper to taste
4 thick slices smoked gouda cheese
4 tablespoons butter
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup steak sauce (like A1)
Hamburger buns, toasted
1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and remove to paper towels to drain. Drain most of the bacon drippings from the pan. Season the patties with salt and pepper and add to the same skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally, until cooked to desired doneness. Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce and top with smoked gouda cheese. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover it so the cheese can melt.
2. While the burgers are cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the onions and season with salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onions are tender, fragrant, and golden. Stir in the steak sauce and heat through.
3. Top each burger with a two slices of bacon, some of the onions, and mayonnaise.