Caramelized onion gouda burger
Some families are off celebrating pizza or taco night, but I’m all about celebrating burger night. There are so many different varieties to a good burger and I frankly like to try them all out. You’ve got beef, chicken, turkey, buffalo, vegan and then you have the different types of buns. Next it’s time to look at the toppings, sauces and cheeses. Now look at me, I’m getting all worked up about burger night that I have almost forgot to mention the caramelized onion gouda burger I just made.

Caramelized onion gouda burger

This burger is seriously off the chain. There is no denying my love or I should say family’s love for burgers and this new recipe does not disappoint.

Enough with all my chatter and let’s move on to the actual building of this burger.

Caramelized onion gouda burger

I used just regular store bought buns and pre-made lean beef patties. The true stars in this recipe are the caramelized onions with Barefoot Merlot and gouda cheese chunks. I absolutely love onions on my burger but adding caramelized ones just make it taste much better.

I used Barefoot Merlot to help in the caramelization of the onions. It has a nice fruit and chocolate taste to it. It’s best paired with poultry, beef or desserts. Now you know why it came in handy with this burger recipe.

carmalized onion gouda burger

Gouda cheese is not something that I typically have on hand but it definitely dresses up your typical burger. I usually have whole-wheat buns on hand but this route was different. I’m not complaining.

Best part is you have wine left over to pair it with this meal.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Caramelized onion gouda burger


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 ½ onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Barefoot Merlot
  • 4 lean ground beef patties
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 ounces gouda cheese
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 toasted hamburger buns


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour in the Merlot and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

While onions are cooking season the meat patties with salt and pepper. Place them in a skillet over medium heat and pour the worcestershire sauce over the top of them.  Cook for 8 minutes and then flip. Place gouda cheese on top and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.

Place lettuce leaves on the bottom of the buns followed by patties, onions and top portion of hamburger bun.

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31 comments on “Caramelized onion gouda burger”

  1. This burger sounds absolutely amazing! Count me in!

  2. Definitely my kind of burger. Pinned!

  3. Burger night is the best, especially when gouda and wine are involved!

  4. I am so with you, we have burger night too! I crave them, a lot.

  5. Yep, Friday is usually pizza night for us. But I’d be willing to forego that for a burger like this!

  6. Mmm, love a good burger night! This one with the gouda and caramelized onions is right up my alley!

  7. Caramelized onions AND gouda? And an open bottle of wine after I’m done cooking? Oh heck yes. 🙂

  8. I’ve been CRAVING a big fat juicy burger for weeks now, and this just affirms my craving. It needs to be fulfilled STAT. Those mushrooms and that cheese! Ahhhh….

  9. i like caramelized onions.. i am eating them allot latrly

  10. Oh, man. I’ve been craving a burger for days. These looks amazing!

  11. I would love this caramelized onion gouda burger for dinner right now, it looks delicious! 🙂

  12. I definitely vote YES for burger night! They are so gourmet with all the cheese possibilities – and I love it with an egg on top! With a good red wine? Absolutely!

  13. Yeah for burger night!! We don’t do burger nights enough I feel to these!! Delicious looking!

  14. Oh man – this burger is RIGHT up my husband’s alley. And those wine-braised caramelized onions sound to die for. I could get behind a burger night celebration:)

  15. Definitely craving one of these burgers to devour right now.. love a good beef burger and the addition of gouda and caramelised onions is a delicious bonus!

  16. Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds like a real winner burger! Love it!

  17. You definitely had me at caramelized onions! Yum!

  18. I love gouda and onions on a burger. This sounds and looks amazing!

  19. I love gouda. This looks SO amazing! My mouth is watering for these so badly!

  20. That looks so tasty! I love gouda cheese.

  21. We love burger night in my house too. And what’s not to love about this burger?!

  22. You have me wanting to run straight to my kitchen and cook this. It sounds so great!

  23. My husband happened to see me looking at this post and, without even knowing exactly what it was, requested it for dinner this week. Ummm DONE. I can’t wait to try it!

  24. that looks amazing. i’m going to have to try it.

  25. I am a burger lover. This looks amazing!

  26. Reason 1000 I need to move to Texas: you’ll make me burgers. Yes? yes. 😛

  27. This burger looks fantastic. I take it the Worcestershire sauce goes in the caramelized onion since you bought pre-made patties. Is that right? Thank you.

  28. I’m all for a good burger night too and this one looks perfect, basically anything with caramelized onions is perfect in my book 🙂

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