TOV Hamburger with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Aioli

Serves 4


  • 2.5 pounds freshly ground chuck
  • 1 Tablespoon diced shallots
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices white Cheddar, or crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 Pretzel hamburger buns (From Labriola Bakery)
  • Garlic Aioli, recipe follows
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce
  • Caramelized onions, recipe follows
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Ketchup


Preheat grill

Mix beef, shallots, parsley and salt and pepper. Divide the beef into 4 (10-ounce) burgers. Season on both sides with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side for medium-rare doneness. During last minutes of cooking add cheese of choice to each burger, cover grill and let melt, approximately 1 minute. Place burger on bun and top with garlic aioli (recipe below), lettuce, tomatoes, caramelized onions (Recipe Below), and ketchup.

Garlic Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt

In a food processor, combine all ingredients well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Caramelized Onions

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions "Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and toss to coat with butter. Cover and slowly cook onions, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until a golden Color is reached. Turn heat up to medium high and begin to brown the onions, stirring constantly about 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper

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