Serves 4 Difficulty
1/6 cup honey 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespooon thyme, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 medium red onions, peeled and cut into wedges 1 lb ground beef 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce *4 cloves roasted garlic **Ranch dressing 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper Lettuce
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, 2 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, a teaspoon of salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and the honey-balsamic vinegar mixture. Cook, stirring often, for about 20-25 minutes or until the onions are caramelized and tender. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. While onions are cooking, prepare a grill. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worchestershire sauce, roasted garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well with hands. Cook over a hot grill for about 5 minutes then turn over and grill for 4-5 minutes longer or until cooked through. Place one or two lettuce leaves on each serving plate. Top with burger then top burger with a generous dolop of ranch dressing. Top with caramelized onions and serve immediately.
**Ranch dressing: 1/3 cup yogurt 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons finely grated onion 1 clove garlic, pressed 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate.
*Roasted garlic: Cut 1/4" off the top of a head of garlic. Coat with olive oil and wrap in foil. Roast in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.