Blue Cheese Burgers with Red Wine Onions

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Grilling Time

    10 min.


the Ingredients

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  • Completed step 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Completed step 1 medium red onion, cut into thin half-moons
  • Completed step 120 millilitres dry red wine
  • Completed step ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Completed step Kosher salt
  • Completed step Freshly ground black pepper
  • Completed step 680 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Completed step 115 grams blue cheese, preferably Blue Castello®, cut into 4 slices
  • Completed step 4 soft hamburger buns, split
  • Completed step 30 grams mixed baby greens


  • In a large skillet over medium–high heat on the stove, warm the oil. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Reduce the heat to medium–low and cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until well softened. Add the wine, thyme, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat, simmer until the liquid reduces to a glaze and the onions are very tender, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium–high heat (200ºC to 260ºC). 
  • In a medium bowl mix the ground chuck, paprika, ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Gently form four patties of equal size, each about 2 centimetres thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 2.5 centimetres wide in the centre of each patty to prevent them from doming as they cook. Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.
  • Grill the patties over direct medium–high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness, 9 to 11 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt and toast the buns, cut-side down, over direct heat. 
  • Build each burger on a bun with a patty, caramelized onions and baby greens. Serve right away.

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