Gourmet Burger

The nutrition info on this is pretty high because the sauce makes enough for multiple burgers. It’s still probably over 1000 calories per burger, though.

Gourmet Burger

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 1 burger
Calories: 1321kcal


The Burger

  • 5 – 7 1/2 oz ground beef, medium
  • 1 handful arugula
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 brioche bun
  • 1/4 cup caramelized onions

The Sauce

  • 1/2 medium onion diced fine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine fruity
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 5 tsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • corn starch as needed


  • In a sauce pan reduce the broth on medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until volume reduces to roughly 1/2 cup, then pour into a bowl and set aside
  • Whisk in the wine, onion, tomato paste and thyme to the pan, bring to a boil the simmer on medium high for about 8 minutes or until reduced top 1/3 cup.
  • Add the broth back to the pan, bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-high and simmer for about 7 minutes or until volume reduces to about 2/3 cup
  • Strain the liquid into a bowl. Whisk the butter into the sauce 1 tsp at a time.
  • If the sauce isn’t thick enough, add corn starch as needed to thicken for use on a burger.


Calories: 1321kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 3680mg | Potassium: 1079mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g