Beef Burgers with Basil Aioli and Balsamic Red Onions

It sounds like a mouthful and it is!  These juicy burgers are topped with two awesome condiments that can be used for a variety of purposes.  I love the idea of turkey burgers with basil aioli.  Chicken salad with basil aioli,  the list goes on and on.  The onions would also be great with grilled sausages, steak, on top of a spinach salad…

Basil Aioli, makes 1 cup

  • 1/4 C. minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 C. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • salt to taste

In a bowl combine the basil and the two oils and allow to sit for about five minutes.  In a food processor, add the garlic, egg yolks, and lemon juice.  With the processor running drop in the basil oil a few drops at a time.  As the mixture begins to thicken add the oil in a small, steady stream until it’s all incorporated.  This should take about one minute of blending.  The mixture should be thick and creamy.  Add salt to taste and quickly blend it in.  Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.  This is best used within two or three days.

Balsamic Red Onions, makes 1 cup

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onions and cook for about two minutes until they begin to brown.  Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until the onions are very soft and brown.  Add the balsamic vinegar and stir to coat.  Cook for one more minute.  Season to taste with salt.  This is best served warm or room temperature.

To make the burgers

  • 1 lb. grass fed ground beef
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. dried herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 C. minced onion
  • 1 T. canola oil

Combine all the ingredients and form into three patties.  Heat a skillet to medium and add the oil.  Fry for three minutes on each side.  Keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve. I like to put the buns in the oven on the lowest temperature for ten minutes or so.  It warms them up and crisps them on the outside.  Serve the burger with the basil aioli and top with the balsamic red onions.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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