Recipe: Bon Appetit’s Cheddar Burgers with Balsamic Onions and Chipotle Ketchup

Cheddar Burger, Bon Appetit

It’s fairly rare for me to see something in my blog reader and immediately say, “I must make this tonight.” Well, I didn’t say this, it was more like, “Terry! You must make this tonight!” And he did.

I had actually seen this recipe at B&N when I browsed through Bon Appetit magazine’s July issue, which had this baby right on the front cover. Terry did make a few changes.

Here’s a link to the recipe. He used soft, cornmeal-dusted burger buns instead of the English muffin (though looking at their pictures, I’ve never seen an English muffin that looked like that). I’m not a huge fan of raw tomatoes on burgers, so I skipped those, and no spinach graced them either (I’m not sure why).

The burger itself was good and juicy, but the toppings of balsamic onions and the chipotle ketchup were the real winners. The onions were incredibly easy to do, and really flavorful– I love balsamic with caramelized onions. The ketchup was spicy and needed just a bit more balsamic to be “wow”, but was really good on the fries Terry made to go with the burgers.

In all? Great recipe. Man, do I love Bon Appetit.