This Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onion shows you how to put the magic of pancetta and cheese INSIDE the burger.
We mix the cheese with ground beef from a local butcher to deliver a burger worthy of peak grilling season. It’s so good, it won the Fine Cooking Summer Grill Olympics!
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, and grilled Vidalia onions is all you need 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
- Slice onion to create 1/4" discs, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside. Lightly butter the buns and set aside.
- Gently mix seasoning, pancetta, and cheese into ground beef. Form 1/3 lb. patties with meat mixture.
- Grill onions over medium-high heat until softened and lightly browned on both sides.
- Grill burgers over medium heat until seared and registering 160°F, about 4 minutes each side. While the burgers finish, grill buttered buns (butter side down) until toasted.
- Serve the burger on the toasted bun with the grilled onions piled on top.
Our family loves the stuff mixed in – make this kind of burger all the time now.
Purely.. Kay says
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 Purcell says
Aw, thanks Kay, you are so sweet! I appreciate the feature … you have just made my day too. 🙂
-h (@taste-buds) says
I could definitely deal with this served to me. Sounds awesome! I love burger season!
Judy Purcell says
I know what you mean, burger season is the BEST!
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!
Judy Purcell says
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. 😉
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.
In your typical fashion our photo is tempting and your recipe is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at FAT TUESDAY!
Thanks, Jill, and thanks for hosting such a great community of bloggers.
Rug Cleaning Los Angeles says
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!
Absolutely! It would be delicious with turkey too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate that.
KB and Whitesnake says
Thanks for the invitation, I’ll be sure to stop by this week 🙂
island girl says
Fabulous!!! Ohhhh…must go grill!! Love onions as well! Stopped by from blog hop…now following! Happy Weekend to you 🙂
So glad you stopped by, now I can follow you too! Hope the burger is a hit for you and yours. Weekend blessings!
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says
Just wanna say WOW! That’s all!
April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
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.
Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) says
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!
BBQ Grail says
Just wanted you to know your blog post was featured on The BBQ Grail’s 10 Posts Worth A Look for this week.
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 🙂
can’t wait to try this!
This looks really awesome! I’m not sure I can easily get the ingredients here in Thailand, but I’ll try!
I agree this does not need condiments, the gruyere and pancettaa flavours are just enough to give it a really good taste
What a great sounding burger!