Balsamic Grilled Onion Cheese Burgers

Serves 4
  • 2 slices Kowalski's Super Soft White Bread, crust removed, torn into 1/4" sized pieces (3/4 cup)
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. Kowalski's North Woods Grill Seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet Browning & Seasoning Sauce
  • 2 lbs. Kowalski's Premium All Natural USDA 85% Lean Ground Beef
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 Kowalski's Big Buns
  • 1 large red onion, sliced crosswise into 1/4" thick slices
  • 1/4 cup Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • - kosher salt and Kowalski's Coarse Ground Black Pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, mash bread and milk with a fork; stir in seasoning, garlic and Kitchen Bouquet. Add ground beef, lightly mixing with hands to blend all ingredients; shape into 4 equal patties. Using direct heat cooking method, preheat grill to medium. Grill patties, covered, to an internal temperature of 165° (18-23 min.), turning once. Top with cheese during last 3-5 min. of grilling time. Toast buns, cut side down, on grill rack until lightly browned (1-2 min.). Serve on toasted buns topped with Balsamic Grilled Onions.

BALSAMIC GRILLED ONIONS: Brush each onion slice with a mixture of 1/4 cup olive oil and 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using direct heat cooking method, place onion slices on edge of grill rack; grill over medium heat, covered, until onions are golden-brown (about 5 min.), turning once.