Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions | Savoring TodayPancetta and Gruyere cheese mixed with ground beef from a local butcher deliver a burger worthy of peak grilling season.  Lean pancetta infuses savory, juicy flavor without overpowering the beef, while the earthy, distinct flavor of Gruyere brings a rich nuance.  A few basic seasonings, toasted bun, grilled Vidalia onions and you are ready to eat right there at the grill—no other condiments required. Of course, it is good manners to share, so you’ll want to wait ‘til you get to the table.

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions
  • 1 pound ground beef -- 90% lean
  • 4 ounces pancetta (lean) -- chopped
  • ½ cup Gruyere cheese -- cut into ¼" cubes
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion -- Vidalia
  • 4 buns
  • butter
  • olive oil
  1. Slice onion to create ¼" discs, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside. Lightly butter the buns and set aside.
  2. Gently mix seasoning, pancetta, and cheese into ground beef. Form ⅓ lb. patties with meat mixture.
  3. Grill onions over medium-high heat until softened and lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Grill burgers over medium heat until seared well on both sides and cooked through. While the burgers finish, grill buttered buns (butter side down) until toasted.
  5. Serve the burger on the toasted bun with the grilled onions piled on top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Serves 4


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33 Responses to Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

  1. Karen July 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    What a great sounding burger!

  2. rsmacaalay July 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    I agree this does not need condiments, the gruyere and pancettaa flavours are just enough to give it a really good taste

  3. claudiawjohnson July 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    This looks really awesome! I’m not sure I can easily get the ingredients here in Thailand, but I’ll try!

  4. Lisa July 26, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    can’t wait to try this!

  5. BBQ Grail July 26, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Just wanted you to know your blog post was featured on The BBQ Grail’s 10 Posts Worth A Look for this week.

    • Judy July 26, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      Thank you so much for the feature, I appreciate that very much! I’ll be sure to check out The BBQ Grail — love summer grilling :)

  6. Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) July 26, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    This is a great recipe! We do something very similar with the grass fed lamb we get from Deep Creek Ranch here in Central FL. Throw in some fresh mint and basil and it’s very similar!

  7. April @ The 21st Century Housewife July 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    What a wonderful burger! I love the gruyere – pancetta combination, and those onions make it look mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  8. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide July 30, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Just wanna say WOW! That’s all!

  9. island girl August 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Fabulous!!! Ohhhh…must go grill!! Love onions as well! Stopped by from blog hop…now following! Happy Weekend to you :)

    • Judy August 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      So glad you stopped by, now I can follow you too! Hope the burger is a hit for you and yours. Weekend blessings!

  10. KB and Whitesnake August 8, 2011 at 4:02 am #

    Looks delish.

    We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

    • Judy August 8, 2011 at 6:47 am #

      Thanks for the invitation, I’ll be sure to stop by this week :)

  11. Rug Cleaning Los Angeles August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Those looks so tasty! It’s lunch-time, so my mouth is watering. I’m going to try it with a turkey burger… Can’t wait!

    • Judy August 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

      Absolutely! It would be delicious with turkey too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate that.

  12. JIll August 23, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Hi Judy,
    In your typical fashion our photo is tempting and your recipe is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at FAT TUESDAY!

    • Judy August 23, 2011 at 8:35 am #

      Thanks, Jill, and thanks for hosting such a great community of bloggers.

  13. mjskit May 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    It’s bedtime but now I’m really, really hungry! This burger is over the top and those buns – the best! A friend gave me some Vidalias yesterday and I can’t wait to start eating them! Have a great weekend.

  14. Maureen August 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    How did I miss this one? I would rip a toddler’s arm off for a vidalia onion on a burger

    (okay, that might have been a bit too strong but I LOVE vidalia onions)

    This burger looks amazing!
    Maureen recently posted..Thank You Mr. BillMy Profile

    • Judy August 7, 2012 at 6:41 am #

      Thanks Maureen, I know what you mean about Vidalia onions, they take everything to a new level. Best not get too aggressive though, we don’t want gov warning labels on them. 😉

  15. -h (@taste-buds) August 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    I could definitely deal with this served to me. Sounds awesome! I love burger season!

    -h (@taste-buds) recently posted..RPI: Pistachio Crusted Schnitzel w/ Cherry Beet ChutneyMy Profile

    • Judy August 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      I know what you mean, burger season is the BEST!

  16. Purely.. Kay August 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I make it back to WordPress and I see this… you have just made my day Judy :). Which is why I’m featuring this on my blog on tomorrow s post. Congrats girl! Love this!

    • Judy August 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Aw, thanks Kay, you are so sweet! I appreciate the feature … you have just made my day too. :)


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