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Plain cheeseburger? Not at our house! My hubby deserves better, so this week while I was shopping at our new Walmart Superstore, I picked up some ingredients to make my husband a unique twist on the standard cheeseburger.

What’d I make for him?  A Grilled Sourdough Bacon Swiss Cheeseburger with Sweet Onion Mayo. Isn’t that sweet of me? Well ok, the truth is that sans the burger and bacon, this is a sandwich that I love! You can’t blame this vegetarian for feeding her own tastes, which just happen to satisfy the hubby as well!

Grilled Sourdough Bacon Swiss Cheeseburger with Sweet Onion Mayo Recipe

I made my cheeseburger alternative on my husband’s outdoor barbecue grill, but I prefer it made in a panini maker. I like the squished grilled cheese-like texture, but I wanted to simplify things today, so I made them outside. Today has been one of THOSE days, and I didn’t want to complicate things further by creating a mess in the kitchen. As it turns out, grilling them worked out beautifully.

You can make the sweet onion mayo early in the day or even the day before so the flavors have a chance to develop, but even in the speedier method I used today, it was delicious. Don’t skip the lemon zest – it adds a needed touch of brightness. But don’t use too much, or your sweet onion may become tartar sauce.

Kraft Mayo and sweet onion together are fabulous. You’ll find yourself making excuses to use this on other things – like onion rings, french fries, and more.

Grilled Sweet Onion Mayo Recipe - #SayCheeseburger #CollectiveBias #shop

I made a few extra vegetarian versions for the fridge, so all I have to do is heat it in the panini maker and add the sauce and pickle – um, yum! The flavor of the Kraft Naturals Sliced Swiss cheese adds an almost meaty taste to my sandwiches that is delightful.

Try either the meat or vegetarian version of this cheeseburger alternative – you’ll thank me!

Grilled Sourdough Bacon Swiss Cheeseburger with Sweet Onion Mayo
Yield: 4-6 servings
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  • Sweet Onion Mayo Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kraft Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium sweet onion (like Texas Sweet or Walla Walla Sweet), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1-2 Tbls olive oil
  • Burger Ingredients
  • 1 lb 85% lean ground beef (15% fat)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 8 slices bacon (cut in half)
  • 8 sliced sourdough bread
  • olive oil or butter
  • 4-8 slices Kraft Naturals Sliced Swiss Cheese
  • large tomato, sliced into ⅛" thick slices (6-8 slices)
  • leaf lettuce
  • 8 Claussen Dill Pickle Slices
  1. Sweet Onion Mayo (can be prepared the day before)
  2. Heat the barbecue grill to about 300 F
  3. In a small bowl, mix the Kraft Mayonnaise, garlic powder, and lemon zest.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Using aluminum foil, create a small packet for the onions. Brush it with half of the olive oil. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, adding more oil as necessary, until soft and golden brown (about 20 minutes)
  6. On the same grill, make a second foil "pan" to cook the bacon. Cut the bacon strips in half and cook until crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool.
  7. When the onions are done, move them to a bowl to cool. Once they reach room temperature, place them in the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until most of the onions are broken down (I like to leave mine a little lumpy).
  8. Add the Kraft Mayonnaise and process just until smooth.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to assemble burgers. Store unused sauce refrigerated in an air-tight container and use within 10 days.
  10. Yield is just over 1 cup
  11. Burger
  12. Divide the ground beef into four portions. Shape each into a thin hamburger patty that mimics the shape of the sourdough bread.
  13. Grill or pan fry (internal temp should reach 160F)
  14. Lightly butter or brush one side of each slice of sourdough bread with olive oil and grill until browned.
  15. Meanwhile, place a one slice of Kraft Naturals Sliced Swiss Cheese on each burger .
  16. Place one slice of cheese on the unbuttered side of four of the sourdough slices.
  17. Place the burgers on the grilled sourdough. Depending on your loaf, you may need to place two burgers on the bread.
  18. On the other piece of bread, spread the onion mayo, add leaf lettuce, Claussen Pickles, and tomatoes.
  19. Place the halves together, use picks to hold them in place, and then cut.
  20. Serve immediately

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Do you have a favorite Cheeseburger recipe?