Blue Cheese Burger on a Butter Lettuce “Bun”
This delicious burger has no bun. You will never miss it. What makes these burgers so tasty and moist is the caramelized onion.
8 ounces grass-fed ground beef
1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
1 tablespoon organic ketsup
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons raw cream or milk
sea salt and twist of pepper
4 tablespoons cold pressed sesame oil
4 large leaves of organic red leaf butter lettuce
4 ounces Pt. Reyes Blue, raw cow’s milk cheese*
Garnish: thickly sliced garden tomatoes, avocado slices and sweet red onion slices.
In a heavy bottomed skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil and slowly caramelize the onions until brown and creamy.
In a bowl, combine the ground beef, caramelized onions, (reserve some of the onions for garnishing the burger), raw cream or milk, balsamic and ketsup. Season with a little sea salt and a couple twists of pepper and mix well. Divide the mixture into two balls and then form into patties about ¾ inch thick.
In a heavy bottomed skillet heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat and brown the meat for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Rare is good.
Place one large butter lettuce leaf in the center of the dinner plate. Place the burger in the center of the plate and top with the blue cheese and your chosen garnishes. Add another twist of pepper if desired and then place the last butter lettuce leaf on top.