Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onions
olive oil, extra virgin
1Split and toast hamburger buns.
2In a small bowl, combine the bulgur with 1/2 cup warm water; let stand for 30 minutes, or until the bulgur is tender and the water is absorbed.
3In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over low heat.
4Add onions and sugar; saute until the onions are tender and dark golden, about 15 minutes.
5Stir in 1/4 cup water and vinegar.
6Season with salt and keep warm.
7Prepare the grill or preheat the broiler.
8In a medium bowl, combine the bulgur, beef, tomato paste, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; mix thoroughly but lightly.
9Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
10Grill over high heat or broil on a lightly oiled rack until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
11Blot the patties with paper towels.
12Place each patty on a bun, top with the caramelized onions and garnish with lettuce.