Grilled Fennel Cheeseburger

Megan takes you to one of her favorite spots to give her take on the classic American cheeseburger — with a few artisan twists.

Ingredients

Quick Pickle Red Onion

  • 1 large red onion, sliced in 1/4' rounds ­
  • 1/4 cup of seasoned rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice berries ­
  • 1 bay leaf

Potato & Root Chip Melange

  • ­1 1/2 ­ 3 pounds assorted color potatoes, beets, & sweet potatoes ­
  • Peanut oil
  • ­Garnish with: coarse salt & pepper & fennel fronds

Grilled Fennel

  • ­2 fennel bulbs ­olive oil
  • ­salt & pepper

Cheeseburger

  • ­1 pound ground chuck ­1 pound ground sirloin ­salt & pepper ­olive oil
  • ­Mt. Tam cheese (Cowgirl Creamery) or similar soft­brie cheese ciabatta rolls or Hamburger buns
  • Arugula
  • Spicy brown mustard

Steps

  1. Into a jar or container that has a tight sealing lid, combine all the ingredients and seal.
  2. Let the onions rest in the pickling liquid for at least 10 minutes prior to eating.

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