My favorite tradition from Thanksgiving is our melted brie dip - where the cheese is so delicious and rich. It's the reason I fell in love with brie. Unfortunately, I came to a hard truth later in life that brie is not great on everything (WHAT?). I ordered a brie burger at a local restaurant, expecting to be blown away, and it was... quite harshly.. horrible. It had WAY too much brie on it and nothing to cut through the richness. Thus, this tart and rich burger was born. I scarfed mine in a matter of seconds, and even added extra apples. The caramelized onions are so perfect beneath the layer of cheese that drips down past the bun. Okay... I'm drooling. Time to give you the recipe!
Brie and Apple Burgers
a little less than 1 lb lean ground beef
2 tsp ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 green apples
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 yellow onion plus butter for caramelizing
2 brioche buns
2 slices of brie cheese (feel free to eat the rest of the wheel with crackers.. mmmm)
Mix up your ground beef with salt, pepper, and ground mustard. Form into balls and pat down into perfect rounds (I do this on wax paper). Place onto an already hot pan and cover with a top. I cook these for 2 mins on each side. Cut up your onions into long thin slices and put them into a pan with 2 tbsp of butter. Cook them down until they are brown. Place brie cheese on top of beef after you've flipped them and they're almost done. Let the cheese melt. Place onions on bottom of your bun, then the meat. Slice your green apples very thin and long and top with lemon juice. Place these on top of the meat and enjoy!!