android apple arrow cart-big-outline cart-full check chef-hat all-grid bullseye lightbulb circle-medium circle-small clock download download enlarge facebook instagram magnifier menu-arrow-down pointer printer share star twitter user-simple youtube

Fontina Cheeseburgers with Lemon-Herb Mayonnaise

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type: Gas
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 10 min.

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

20151023095356 Row Redmeat 93

Mayonnaise

  • 240 milliliters mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1½ tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
 
  • 680 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut crosswise into four slices about 12 millimeters thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 140 grams Fontina cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 Hawaiian sweet sandwich buns, or other soft sandwich buns, split
  • 4 large leaves butter lettuce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk the mayonnaise ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Mix the ground chuck, salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Gently form four patties of equal size, each about 18 millimeters thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 2.5 centimeters wide in the center of each patty to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook.
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (200º to 260ºC). 
  • Lightly brush the onion slices on both sides with oil, and brush the cut side of the buns with oil. Grill the onion slices and the patties over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until the onions are lightly charred on both sides and the patties are cooked to medium doneness (70ºC), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, place the cheese on the patties to melt, and toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.
    Lightly brush the onion slices on both sides with oil, and brush the cut side of the buns with oil. Grill the onion slices and the patties over medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until the onions are lightly charred on both sides and the patties are cooked to medium doneness (70ºC), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, place the cheese on the patties to melt, and toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.
  • Build each burger on a bun with the mayonnaise, a patty, and onion slice, and a lettuce leaf. Serve warm. 

Let's Gear Up

Recommended Tools

More Red Meat recipes

You May Also Like