Gourmet Bar Burgers with Pepper Jack and Arugula

  • 23 mins
  • 11 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4, 1/4 pound burger patties (85-15)
  • 2 tbs butter, divided
  • 2 cups onions, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 4 slices ripe tomato
This burger is spicy and peppery with onions, garlic, Monterrey pepper jack cheese and Arugula.

  • Melt 1 and 1/2 tbs of butter in a large saute pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the onions, salt and pepper and stir occasionally until they are deep golden brown and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
  • Add a little water if the onions start to brown too quickly.
  • Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
  • While the onions are cooking, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Stir until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Pre-heat the grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Cook patties on the grill until they are cooked until desired degree of doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side form medium well burgers.
  • Place a slice of cheese on each burger and close grill to allow cheese to melt. Remove burgers.
  • Melt remaining butter in microwave, then slice the burger buns and brush inside with butter and lightly grill until toasted.
  • Spread garlic mayonnaise onto each burger bottom and top with some greens.
  • Place one grilled burger onto each bun and top with the caramelized onions and a slice of tomato.
  • Place the top of bun on burgers.

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