Thursday, November 23

Memorial Day Onion Slice Burgers

Onion Slice Burger

Happy Memorial Day!  A special thanks to all of the Veterans and current service members out there.  Thanks for your service to this country.  In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to create a simple and delicious burger.  Something that anyone can make.  To do this I created a burger with a slice of onion embedded in each side.  So simple that I couldn’t believe that I have never done it before.  The burger ended up being the best burger that I have ever had.  The onion flavor permeated the burger and the onion caramelized to add a sweetness that was unique.  This is a must make burger for Memorial Day!

Onion Slice Burger

Divide 1 1/3 pounds of 80/20 ground beef into four 1/3 pound patties.  Then slice a whole yellow onion into 1/8-1/4 inch slices.

Onion and Burger Meat

Then place a slice of onion down on a flat surface, add the 1/3 pound of ground beef and then top with another slice of onion.  Then push the onion down to form a patty that has the onion embedded in it.

Make the patties

I used a Burger Press to get uniform patties, but you can do this by hand.  If you are having a little trouble getting a nice flat burger without a press, place a piece of plastic wrap over the burger/onion and then place a cutting board over it.  Then press down and form the patties.

The perfect patty

Preheat your grill to medium/high heat.

Season both sides of the burger with seasoned salt.

Place on the grill

Place the burger over the heat and grill until you start to see juices bubbling up around the top piece of onion.  Then Flip.

Perfectly cooked

Grill until the burger is finished to your liking.  I would give you a specific amount of time, but it varies based on burger thickness, grill temp and desired doneness.  I like my burgers medium so I usually cook for another 4 minutes after the flip.  Once again, this varies based on the burger and grill.

The Perfect Burger

Remove and serve with your favorite toppings.

Memorial Day Onion Slice Burgers
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Recipe type: Burger
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Serves: 4
 
The ultimate burger, with onion slices embedded in the patty.
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • desired toppings
Instructions
  1. Divide 1⅓ pounds of 80/20 ground beef into four ⅓ pound patties. Then slice a whole yellow onion into ⅛-1/4 inch slices.
  2. Then place a slice of onion down on a flat surface, add the ⅓ pound of ground beef and then top with another slice of onion. Then push the onion down to form a patty that has the onion embedded in it.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium/high heat.
  4. Season both sides of the burger with seasoned salt.
  5. Place the burger over the heat and grill until you start to see juices bubbling up around the top piece of onion. Then Flip.
  6. Grill until the burger is finished to your liking. I would give you a specific amount of time, but it varies based on burger thickness, grill temp and desired doneness. I like my burgers medium so I usually cook for another 4 minutes after the flip. Once again, this varies based on the burger and grill.
  7. Remove and serve with your favorite toppings.
Notes
I used a Burger Press to get uniform patties, but you can do this by hand. If you are having a little trouble getting a nice flat burger without a press, place a piece of plastic wrap over the burger/onion and then place a cutting board over it. Then press down and form the patties.
 

These burgers were amazing I hope that you get a chance to try them out.  Make sure to let me know what you think.

 

 

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Rex

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