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BURGER OF THE MONTH: Two-Cheese Bacon Burger with Creamy Caramelized Onion Sauce

BURGER OF THE MONTH: Two-Cheese Bacon Burger with Creamy Caramelized Onion Sauce


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 3 tbsp. butter, at room temperature

  • 2 large or 3 medium onions, quartered and thinly sliced

  • Salt and finely ground black pepper

  • ½ cup beef consommé or beef stock

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 8 slices meaty bacon

  • 1 1/2–2 lbs. 80% lean ground beef

  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

  • 4 slices white American cheese

  • 4 brioche or potato burger rolls, split

  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

  • Pickle relish or sliced sandwich-size pickles

  • Leaf lettuce or little gem leaves


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil, one turn of the pan, over medium. Add 1 tbsp. butter; when it melts, add the onions, season with salt and finely ground pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix in the consommé; let cool. Mix in the sour cream.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, arrange the bacon in a single layer on a slotted broiler pan or on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until very crispy, about 30 minutes. Cut the bacon in half crosswise. Preheat the broiler.

  • Step 3

    In another medium bowl, season the beef with kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper; mix in the Worcestershire sauce. Form into 4 patties (thinner in the centers for even cooking).

  • Step 4

    Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high. Drizzle the skillet with oil, add the patties and cook 7 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Top each patty with 1 slice each of Swiss and American cheese during the last minute or two of cooking; tent loosely with foil to melt the cheese.

  • Step 5

    Toast the buns under the broiler until golden brown, about 2 minutes. 

  • Step 6

    In a small bowl, mix the mustard and remaining 2 tbsp. butter; spread over the bun bottoms. Top each with relish or pickles, lettuce, a cheeseburger and 4 half-slices of crispy bacon so every bite gets an even amount of bacon. Slather the bun tops with onion sauce and set in place.