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Jarlsberg Cheese, Bacon, & Onion Burger

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  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x


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For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • Italian style marinated tomatoes
  • Sautéed onions with breadcrumbs
  • Jarlsberg cheese - sliced very thin
  • Your favorite artisan rolls - split and toasted if desired

For the Marinated Tomatoes:

  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes - sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 - 4 cloves of garlic - chopped fine
  • 6 - 8 fresh basil leaves - ripped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 - 4 tbs. olive oil

For the Sautéed Onions:

  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbs. Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 bunch of Italian parsley - stems removed and chopped


For the Burgers:

  1. Form the ground beef into about ¾ inch size burgers with a slight thumb indentation in the center.
  2. Heat a large cast iron frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and place the burgers in the heated pan.
  3. Cook the burgers about 3 minutes on one side to form a nice char and flip over and top with cheese slices, to cook about another 3 – 4 minutes of the other side and a nice char is formed.
  4. This cooking time will achieve a medium rare burger. Cook longer if you desire a more well done burger.

For the Marinated Tomatoes:

  1. Slice the tomatoes and place in a bowl. Add the chopped garlic, fresh basil leaves, seasonings and olive oil. Gently toss and place in the refrigerator until ready to use

For the Sautéed Onions:

  1. Place the sliced onions in a large bowl. Add the seasonings, chopped parsley and olive oil and toss.
  2. Heat a large cast iron frying pan and place the seasoned onions in the pan. Sprinkle with approximately half the bread crumbs and sauté until a slight crisp is achieved and set aside. Continue this process until all of the onions are sautéed.


  1. Place the toasted bun on a plate and place one to two slices of the marinated tomato followed by the burger and finally the sautéed onions.
  2. Serve with your favorite condiments such as; ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles etc.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1
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