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BURGERS: Balsamic Burgers with Caramelized Onions and an Herbed Spread

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Recipe from our friend,
Rebekah Fedrowitz, MDN, BCHN
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition,
Integrative Health Speaker & Writer


  • Burgers
  • 16-20 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Traditional Balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh thyme
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Barnea [Mar.2023] (Peru)
  • 4 sourdough or whole grain buns
  • Onions
  • 2 tablespoons Barnea [Mar.2023] (Peru)
  • 1 large white onion, halved and sliced
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Traditional Balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Spread
  • 2 tablespoons Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, herbs, and salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.  Divide evenly into 4 portions and create patties.
  2. To prepare the caramelized onions, heat the olive oil in a medium saut√© pan over medium heat.  Add the onions and season liberally with salt.  Once the onions have cooked down and the pan has become dry, add balsamic vinegar and water.  Continue to cook another 5-7 minutes, or until the onions are fully cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the spread by whisking together the Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high.  Brush both sides of the burgers with the olive oil. Grill over moderate to high heat for 3 minutes.  Flip and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes, or more depending on desired temperature.
  5. Remove from the grill and prepare each burger with spread, onions and other desired toppings.  Enjoy!