Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Pancetta 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 Sweet Onions

Serves 4
1        pound  ground beef — 90% lean
4        ounces  pancetta (lean) — chopped
1/2      cup  Gruyere cheese — cut into 1/4″ cubes
1/2      teaspoon  smoked paprika
1/2      teaspoon  granulated garlic
1/2      teaspoon  onion powder
1/2      teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
1        large  sweet onion — Vidalia
4        buns
olive oil

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 well on both sides and cooked through. 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.

Shared on the following Blog Hops:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop
The Nourishing Gourmet Monday Mania
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SS & GF Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Mom Trends Friday Food
Real Food Whole Health Fresh Bites Friday
EKat’s Kitchen Friday Potluck
Real Food Forager Fat Tuesday


23 responses to “Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

  1. What a great sounding burger!

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

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

  5. can’t wait to try this!

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  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Just wanna say WOW! That’s all!

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

  12. KB and Whitesnake

    Looks delish.

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

  13. 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!

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

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