Bacon burgers with caramelized onions and blue cheese

Serves 4

  1. 7oz bacon
  2. 1 onion, halved and sliced
  3. 1-1/2lb 85% ground chuck
  4. 4oz blue cheese
  5. 4 potato buns
  • Process bacon to smooth paste. Cook in a 12in skillet on medium heat for about 5 minutes; bacon will be mostly pink and not crispy. Drain bacon, reserve 2tb fat and set bacon aside on a paper towel-lined plate until cool.
  • Cook bacon fat and onion on medium heat for 20 minutes. Set aside.
  • Mix bacon and beef and form four 1/2in thick patties. Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes. Flip, top with blue cheese, cover and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast buns. Top with burgers and onions and serve.
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