Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions

Yum

Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli.

Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions // Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli #burgers #tomato #maindish #recipe
Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions // Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli #burgers #tomato #maindish #recipe

I have been eagerly waiting to post this recipe for SO SO SO long! It is easily my favorite burger that I have ever made and ever eaten. I was seriously so blown away by it. It is a little bit more time-consuming than a regular burger, but so worth it. First off, the sundried tomato aioli is unbelievable. It's a very easy thing to make and set aside while you fix the other stuff for the burger. I just love seeing all the specks of tomato and basil flavor in it. The caramelized onions....yes. I could eat caramelized onions on every dang burger for the rest of my life. But what I really really dug was the roasted plum tomatoes. The juiciness of the tomatoes was the perfect addition to the burger. I could not say enough things about this burger to do it justice.

Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions // Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli #burgers #tomato #maindish #recipe
Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions // Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli #burgers #tomato #maindish #recipe

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What you need:
For the Sundried Tomato Aioli:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
For the Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 4 plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
For the Caramelized Onions:
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and pepper
For the Burgers:
  • 1 to 2 lb. ground beef 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • 4 good quality hamburger buns
  • Baby arugula
Directions:
  1. Pulse mayonnaise, sundried tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Pat tomatoes dry with a paper towel and place on an aluminum foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Roast at 425* for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sugar. Cover and cook until golden, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Turn up heat to medium high and cook for 14 to 20 more minutes until browned. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside.
  7. Make burgers by forming 6 to 8 patties and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Grill or cook in a pan. Brown the patties on each side, topping with provolone after flipping. Cover and cook until cheese melts and burgers are done.
  9. Toast buns and spread aioli on top and bottom. Then top with patty, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, and arugula.
Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine, July/August 2015 issue

Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions // Hands down, the best burger I have ever had in my lifetime and just sheer perfection from the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions to the sundried tomato basil aioli #burgers #tomato #maindish #recipe

If you are looking for more delicious burger recipes, definitely check out the Five Guys Little Style Burgers copycat and one of my other favorites: Guberburgers. I am also really wanting to try these two burger recipes soon: Enchilada Burgers from Call Me PMc and French Onion Burgers from Cooking on a Budget.

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