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Beer-Glazed Onion Burgers

Father's Day is just around the corner... will you be cooking anything special for your dad or husband? For as long as I can remember, we've had a cook-out at my mom & dad's to celebrate the day. Father's Day is the perfect excuse to use the grill!  

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  Burgers are always a great choice, but I decided to kick it up a notch with Beer-Glazed Onion Burgers. A big, beefy burger patty is topped with saucy, sweet onions caramelized in beer. It's served up on a toasted English muffin with a schmear of goat cheese. Get started with your onions. The trick to caramelized onions is low & slow. Heat the onions in a saute pan on medium-low heat with a bit of olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are browned to your liking. Then, add 1/2 cup of your favorite beer. Continue cooking on medium-low until the beer reduces down to a thick, syrupy glaze. (Feel free to enjoy the remaining beer as a special beverage for the chef. :) )   onions   While the onions are cooking, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Cook the burgers to your liking; then remove to rest on a plate.  

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  To assemble the burgers, spread a schmear of goat cheese on the top half of each toasted English muffin. Layer up the burger, onions, and spinach on the bottom half of the muffin; then squish it all together. (I know you might be thinking... English muffin??! Who serves burgers on English muffins? Trust me on this one, the texture is awesome! Chewy, crispy, hearty, all in one.)  

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  If you're not a goat cheese person, cheddar or colby would be a great choice as well. Looking for other great grilling recipes? Check out the links below!   _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Beer-Glazed Onion Burgers

Servings/Yield: 4 burgers
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup beer
  • 4 burger patties
  • ⅓-½ cup goat cheese
  • spinach
  • 4 English muffins, toasted
Method Heat olive oil over medium heat; add onions and saute until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add beer; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beer forms a syrupy glaze. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high. Grill burger patties until desired doneness. To assemble burgers, spread goat cheese onto the top half of the toasted English muffin. Place the burger on the bottom half; top with beer-glazed onions and spinach. Place top of muffin on burger. Source: adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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