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There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

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Blue Cheese Burgers with Caramelized Onions
Ingredients
For the caramelized onions:
3 sweet onions, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

For the burger patties:
1 pound ground chuck
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon soy or tamari sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the burger assembly:
4 buns, split
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
Mayonnaise
Directions
Make the caramelized onions: Heat butter and oil in a large skillet to medium. Add onions and sauté, stirring every 5 minutes, for 30 minutes or until the onions become a nice, caramel color. Season with salt and set aside.

Make the burger patties: combine all burger patty ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix gently with your (clean) hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat mixture as it may become tough. Form the mixture into 4 patties and set on a plate to rest while you get the grill ready.

Preheat your grill to medium and oil with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil. Cook the burger patties for 5 minutes on each side; the last couple minutes of cooking add the cheese and a scoop of onions so the toppings heat up. You can also grill the buns, cut side down on the grill, for about 30 seconds to toast them up at this point. The burgers should be at an internal temperature of 160 F when they are ready. Once cooked, remove from heat and let rest for at least 5 minutes before assembling the burgers.

To assemble the burgers, place a patty on the bottom side of each bun. Spread some mayo on the top of each bun, cover each burger and serve.
Blue Cheese Burgers with Caramelized Onions
Be the hero of your next cookout with these gooey, cheesy, awesome-tasting burgers. The combination of salty blue cheese and sweet, caramelized onions really makes these burgers sing; we're sure you will want to make these over and over again. This recipe makes 4 burgers.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
40 minutes
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