Havarti Halftime Burger

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 6 Servings
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


For Burgers:

  • 1, 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

For Assembly:

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced in thin rings
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 ciabatta rolls, split
  • Mayonnaise, to taste
  • 4oz Buholzer Brothers™ Havarti Cheese, sliced
  • 4oz Wisconsin Brie Cheese, sliced
  • 3 cups arugula
  • Purchased or homemade balsamic glaze, to taste


  1. Place ground beef, cherries, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, egg, salt and pepper in large bowl. Use you hands to gently combine ingredients, being careful not to over-mix.
    Shape into 6 patties, about 1/2″ thick.
  2. Heat oiled grill to medium-high heat. Grill burgers until centers are no longer pink, about 5 minutes on each side, turning only once.
  3. While burger patties are cooking, toss onion slices with olive oil and cook in grill basket on grill until slightly charred, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Spread mayonnaise on bottoms of ciabatta rolls. Layer grilled onions, a burger patty, a few slices of Havarti and Brie, arugula, and generous drizzle of balsamic glaze over.
    Serve immediately.

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