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Herby Grilled Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Jalapenos | TheRoastedRoot.net
Herby Grilled Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Jalapeños
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: Julia
Herbed Burgers:
  • 1 pound ground bison meat* see note
  • 1.5 cups chopped herbs (I used 2/3 cup parsley 1/3 cup mint 1/2 cup basil)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Caramelized Onions and Jalapenos:
  • 3 tablespoons to 4 olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions sliced
  • 3 jalapenos seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to taste
For Serving:
  • 4 Slices Pepperjack cheese
  • 4 burger buns of choice toasted
Prepare the caramelized onions and jalapenos:
  1. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil to a large non-stick skillet, along with the sliced onions. Heat over medium-high and saute, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to sweat and begin turning translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and continue sauteeing, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced jalapenos, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are deeply browned and caramelized, about 25 to 30 minutes. Note: If onions begin to stick to the pan at any point, you can de-glaze with a few tablespoons of water (or beer or wine).
Make the Burgers:
  1. While the onions are caramelizing, add all of the ingredients for the burger meat to a mixing bowl and use your hands to mix everything well (this will take a couple minutes of meat kneading). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high and form 3 or 4 burger patties out of the meat.
  3. Place patties on the hot grill and cover. Cook until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Flip burgers and cook to desired done-ness, about another 3 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat of the grill and add cheese slices to the burger patties. Cover the grill and let burgers sit until cheese has melted, about 1 minute.
  5. Remove burgers from grill.
  6. Toast burger buns, then form an excellent burger by topping a grilled burger patty with desired amount of caramelized onions and jalapenos.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*You can also use ground beef or ground turkey. If using ground turkey, add 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil to get the meat to bind together better.