I am wearing jeans today, and I am loving it! Fall is in the air, and it is only a matter of time before pumpkin and apple recipes will be all that you see. But, we still have a major summer holiday to celebrate. That means grilling, outdoors, pool parties, and summer food is still in order. Do you have fun plans for this Labor Day weekend? We are going on a big 10 mile hike on Saturday to the top of two different mountains. Then on Sunday friends from Iowa are visiting. As for Monday, I am hoping we can get in a long bike ride. Perfect way to end the summer, in my opinion!
I have shared quite a few burger recipes this year, but this one might be my favorite. I have a thing for caramelized onions, I really could just eat them with a fork. But these aren’t just your ordinary caramelized onions, they are brown sugar glazed! The brown sugar sweetened them just a little, and then you once they are brown and delicious, you add in a little beef stock, to really up the flavor. One of my favorite ways to have caramelized onions. If you have leftovers onions, they are great served over pork chops the next day (that is exactly what I did).
My husband loves all things spicy, so he found a Gouda cheese that had chipotle peppers in it. You can just use regular Gouda if that isn’t your thing. Either way, the melty gooey cheese, with the bacon and the onions makes for a over the top juicy, delicious cheeseburger. Definitely needs to be added to your menu. The Corn, Bacon & Avocado Pasta I shared earlier in the week would make for a great side dish with this meal too. Add some fresh fruit, and maybe these brownies and your Labor Day is complete!
*I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development.