Caramelized Onion Burgers

You didn’t think I’d tease you with those delicious Hamburger Buns and then not share a delicious burger, did you?

These burgers are made with caramelized onions mixed right in to the patty and topped with even more caramelized onion deliciousness.  These are guaranteed to be the hit of the Independence Day BBQ!

Caramelized Onion Burgers
An Amy’s cooking Adventures Original

Caramelized Onions
2 tbsp canola oil, divided
2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
½ tsp salt (or to taste)

1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg
¼ cup bread crumbs
Salt & pepper
¼ cup caramelized onions

Toppings and such
1 tomato, sliced
Swiss cheese slices
Caramelized onions

To caramelize the onions:
Place the oil a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the onions, stirring until coated.  Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the salt and reduce heat to medium.

Continue cooking the onions, stirring every minute or two, until the onions have caramelized to a deep brown.  Remove from the skillet and cool.

Yield is approximately a heaping ½ cup caramelized onions.

To make the burgers:
Place the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, ¼ cup caramelized onions, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Use your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly.  Divide the meat mixture into 5 equal portions.  Roll each portion into a ball and flatten into a thin patty. 

Cook the patties on an outdoor grill, heated to medium, until completely done (not pink in the middle, that’s gross).  In the last minute of cook time, add the cheese to the tops of the burgers.  Cook until the cheese is melted.

Place the burgers onto the split buns and top with tomato slices and caramelized onions.

Serves 5


  1. I think I've just died and gone to Burger Heaven... These look amazing!

  2. I'm in heaven with you, Annie. Carmelized onions right in the burger mixture is genius!


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