Saturday, August 15, 2020

Bonion Burgers Recipe Review



Or, our version of bacon-wrapped burgers!

Go ahead, laugh! But Bonion Burgers is the name we came up with to describe the bacon-wrapped burger combination we like best. It consists of a slice of onion and a slice of tomato on a hamburger patty which is then completely wrapped in bacon slices. We tried to come up with a name that included the 'T' for tomato, but nothing seemed to fit.  So we ended up using the 'B' for 'bacon' with onion and burger. It was the closest we could come to a name for our concoction.


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We originally wrapped just one slice of bacon around the outside of the hamburger patty a la filet minion. Then we discovered a tastier way! 

There are many recipes online for burgers with bacon. Recipe combinations include cheese and mushrooms and many other ingredients. The recipes are for all styles of cooking, from pan to oven to grill, and all served on some form of bun.  We wanted just bacon-favored hamburger cooked in a broiler oven and served without a bun. Thus, Bonion Burgers. So ~ you may laugh at our name, but the end result is delicious!


Simple Ingredients:



  • Hamburger formed into patties
  • One onion slice each
  • One tomato slice each
  • 4 slices bacon per hamburger patty
  • Seasoning as desired
  • Toothpicks



Very Easy Instructions:


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  1. Simply make as many hamburger patties as you need – one per person. Season as desired.
  2. Place a slice of tomato and a slice of onion on each patty.
  3. Wrap 4 slices of bacon around each patty – completely covering the meat patty. Secure with toothpicks.



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Place the oven rack one shelf lower than the rack usually used for broiling so the bacon does not get overcooked or burned while the meat is cooking.

Broil under the broiler in the oven approximately 10 minutes per side  (20 minutes total, turning once). 

*Cook's Note:  I tend to make my burgers a bit smaller than most people, so I cook mine 8 minutes per side. 


Serving



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*Serve with rice and a vegetable.  We enjoy the combination of long-grain white rice (takes 20 minutes to cook so is perfectly timed with the broiled burgers) and green peas. 





Bonion Burgers ~ One of our favorite meals! 



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Recipe Review written by Wednesday Elf (8/15/2020)





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14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! That looks delicious Pat. I'm all about bacon, anything bacon for me. I love the idea and must try this. I like how you didn't stop with the bacon and added the onion and tomato. I think the name is perfect!!!

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    1. Appreciate the praise, Sam, particularly since you are the resident family recipes 'Food' expert here. I have to tell you, the bacon juice dripping onto and into the tomato, onion and burger while it cooks gives this dish SUCH a good flavor. :)

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  2. I don't believe I have ever seen a burger with the onion and tomato slices cooked on them. I've only seen the sliced onion and tomato added after the meat was cooked. Using the bacon to hold everything in place is a great idea. Cool recipe Elf!

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. I have to admit that we got the idea from a similar recipe in an old cookbook several years ago and, once discovered, it became a standard on our menu list.

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  3. Very interesting burger Elf!!! YOu get an A for imagination.

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    1. Thank you, Mary Beth. It turned out to be a very tasty combination. What makes it even better is very meaty bacon and a fresh garden tomato (in season).

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  4. We love bacon burgers (we make ours with uncured turkey bacon) and often saute' onions to go with them. Your "bonion" burgers are even easier to prepare, and I love the idea of adding the fresh tomato slice! We'll definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Delighted this recipe sounds good to you, Margaret.

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  6. Oh my goodness Pat, this sounds delicious and so easy. We love both hamburgers and bacon, adding the tomato and onion just makes it that much better. Thanks for putting this all together and making hamburgers that much better than before. Love them!

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    1. The ingredients in this 'Bonion Burger' are a great taste combination, Olivia. Nothing like bacon to improve any recipe. :)

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  7. That looks amazing! what a great idea to cover the entire patty. A Bonion Burger, lol, I love the name. I think I want this for lunch.

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  8. Count me in for a bonion burger, Elf. Looks delicious and oh so easy. I'm into quick and tasty recipes. Thanks for sharing the deliciousness.

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