From the bottom of its spicy beef patty to the mountain of Swiss cheese, crispy bacon, caramelized onions, and Sriracha-blue cheese dressing that top it off, my socks were totally rocked.
Sriracha Burgers with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Adapted from The Sriracha Cookbook
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 5 tbsp Sriracha
- 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 4 sesame seed buns, toasted
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- Lettuce and sliced tomato, if desired
- 1 1/2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 1/2 tbsp buttermilk
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 oz blue cheese, crumbled
- pinch of sugar
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup), and set a wire rack in the baking sheet.
- Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set aside.
- Lightly combine the ground beef, soy sauce, Sriracha, and pepper, taking care not to over mix. Pat the meat mixture into 4 evenly sized patties, and press a dimple into the middle of each burger with your thumb. Arrange the burgers on the wire rack.
- Fry the bacon in a 12″ skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel, but don’t drain the bacon drippings.
- Return the pan to the heat and add the sliced onions, cooking them in the drippings over medium-low heat until they’re nicely caramelized, 20 to 25 minutes.
- While the onions are working, put the rack of burgers in the oven, and let them bake for 10 minutes (for medium rare), up to 15 minutes. You can insert a thermometer into one of the burgers to get the inside temperature exactly, or make a small cut into one of the burgers to test it for doneness.
- To assemble the burgers, spread the sauce generously on both halves of each bun. On each burger patty arrange a slice of cheese, the bacon, caramelized onions, and lettuce and tomato, if using.
- Top with the other half of the bun and serve. Drizzle with more sauce as desired.