Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello Fresh: Classic Burger with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

I know I said I wasn't going to do this one, but I lied.

The only thing I don't have is pictures. . .this is because the original idea for the burger post was that it was going to be completely a video blog -- Dennis added YouTube videos to the services he offers through his business, and I was playing guinea pig while I made this meal.

He filmed the whole thing and he was set to do a video. . .but then the burger wasn't very good and (sorry for being so incredibly vain!), I hated the way I looked in the video.  The outfit wasn't flattering, and it was. . .just not good.  Since I was expecting to have the whole thing documented on video, I didn't bother taking pictures of the process.  I also don't really want to comb through the entirety of the video (it was SO LONG!) looking for screenshots.  I'm not even sure there would be screenshots of what I needed.

So all of the pictures in this one are just pictures I've taken on the card that came with this recipe.  It's fine.  It's a burger.  Truly, the best part of it is the caramelized onions on top.  I'd never caramelized anything before, and it was really good.

Do not, I repeat DO NOT add all of the lemon the recipe calls for.  It will make it gross.  Like when this happened.

Classic Burger with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Serves 2

Ingredients





1.  Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.  Slice the onion thinly, chop the bacon, and slice the tomato.  Cut the potatoes into 1-inch thick wedges.  Mix the mayonnaise and the hot sauce together.

2.  Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high heat and, when hot, add the bacon and cook until crispy.  Set aside on a paper towel.  Turn the heat to low and, in the the same pan, cook the onion slowly until just brown and caramelized, stirring constantly, about 6 minutes.  Remove and reserve.

3.  In a bowl, mix the potatoes with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of oil.  Spread evenly (even though the recipe card they printed said to spread "ovenly") on the baking sheet, cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.  Take out and toss the potatoes.  Bake 10 more minutes, uncovered.

4.  Place the ground beef, steak sauce, small squeeze of lemon, half of the caramelized onion, salt, and pepper to taste into a bowl.  Mix well and divide in half, gently shaping them into 2 equal-sized patties.

5.  Heat the pan over medium-high heat and add the burgers, cooking on both sides until just brown.  Put them on the baking sheet and in the oven for 7 more minutes.

6.  Toast the buns in a pan over medium heat.  Remove and spread the spicy mayo on the bottom.

7.  Put the patties on the buns, adding the tomato slices, onions, and bacon on top.  Serve with the potatoes on the side.

Hello Fresh only gave me two small potatoes with this recipe.  It made for a very sad side dish.  However, with more potatoes, I think the side could be nice.  On the whole, I give this recipe 4/10.