I've always been a burger fan. There's just something about ordering a burger with a pile of fries when you're out to eat. I've found that I have struggled with accomplishing this same level of satisfaction when making burgers at home. Don't get me wrong, with some lettuce, cheese, and ketchup and mustard, with the patty cooked just right, it can be good, but there's just something about a burger stacked up high (even if you do only end up eating half of it, we're all guilty of that sometimes) with a big bun and full of flavor.
This French Onion Burger is anything but lacking in flavor. I can honestly say it's one of my favorites and there is something so cozy and satisfying about it, with it still seeming fresh and not too overpowering.
I know when it comes to how your burger is cooked, it really is all about personal preference. Personally, I prefer my burger cooked medium but go with whatever you prefer here! I also highly recommend going with a good size patty, as the size and height really makes a big difference when stacking your toppings on top. After you cook your burger it's all about prepping and layering your toppings...
The toppings are the star here and really separate this burger from the rest. When caramelizing the onions, ensure that they are sliced thinly and cooked thoroughly until caramelized. This also goes for the mushrooms as well, slicing nice and thin.
What really brings the toppings to the next level here is (you guessed it) the bourbon. The subtle flavor of the bourbon with the caramelized onions pairs perfectly with the mushrooms here.
When your patty is done (with the cheese melted on top of course), the toppings are prepped, and the bun is lightly toasted, it's all about stacking and layering! You will first want to place your burger with cheese on the bottom patty, then you will place your mushrooms on top, then the caramelized onions, and then a heaping pile of arugula on top. Last but certainly not least, spread some of that dijon mustard on the top bun and then place the bun on top and you're ready to dive in!
May I suggest some fries on the side (it just doesn't seem right to have a burger without fries) and definitely some extra dijon mustard on the side for some occasional dipping as well! Now sit back and enjoy this cozy, winter burger.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
A beef burger, caramelized onions, cremini mushrooms, a little bit of bourbon (believe it or not), fresh arugula, and some dijon mustard all in between a brioche bun make for the best french onion burger!
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