Recipes and Cooking Burgers West Coast Burger with Roasted Pepper Spread 5.0 (2) 1 Review Grilled onions and a creamy roasted pepper spread take this west coast burger recipe over the top. (Literally--they're the toppings for this homemade burger idea!) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 1, 2010 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Grill Time: 33 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 13 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 medium red sweet pepper 1 tablespoon whole almonds (12) ¼ cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard 1 medium garlic clove ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper 1 - 2 medium red onions, cut in 1/2-inch-thick slices 1 ½ pound ground chuck (80 percent lean) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 hamburger buns 4 leaves lettuce Directions Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium heat (about 400 degrees F). Grill pepper over direct medium heat, with lid closed as much as possible, until black and blistered all over, about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Place pepper in bowl. Cover with plastic; let steam 10 minutes. Peel skin form pepper; discard. Remove stem and seeds. Roughly chop pepper. In skillet over medium heat, toast almonds 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often. In food processor or blender, combine pepper, almonds, and remaining spread ingredients. Process or blend until completely smooth. Brush onion slices lightly on both sides with olive oil. Grill over direct medium heat, with lid closed as much as possible, until well marked and caramelized, about 10 minutes, turning once. Move onions to a cutting board to cool. Chop about half of the onions very finely (about 1/2 cup). Set remaining slices aside for serving. Increase grill temperature to high (about 500 degrees F), or add additional coals and heat until high heat is reached. In large bowl gently mix the ground chuck, the chopped onions, salt, and pepper. Shape into 4 patties of equal size and thickness, about 3/4 inch thick. With your fingertips or thumb, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the center of each patty so centers are about 1/2 inch thick. Grill patties over direct high heat, with lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to medium, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once or until the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last minute of grilling, grill buns, cut sides down, for about 10 seconds. Spread some of the spread on the grilled sides of each bun. Top with a burger, lettuce leaves, and grilled onions. Makes 4 servings. Direct Grilling: For this method, the food is placed on the grill rack directly over the heat source. Direct grilling is best for searing and cooking small, tender cuts that cook in 30 minutes or less, such as steaks, burgers, or boneless chicken. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 683 Calories 46g Fat 29g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 683 % Daily Value * Total Fat 46g 59% Saturated Fat 15g 75% Cholesterol 126mg 42% Sodium 1073mg 47% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 6g Protein 35g Vitamin C 43.7mg 219% Calcium 121.2mg 9% Iron 5.6mg 31% Potassium 694mg 15% Fatty acids, total trans 2g Folate, total 88.7mcg Vitamin B-12 3.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.8mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.