Wednesday, June 13, 2012

French Onion Burger of Wonder

With Father's Day coming up I thought I would share one of the hubs favorite burgers.

It's not mine, but I'm not saying it's not wonderfully tasty, just that I am not an onion fan.  There is just something about slimy things sliding down your throat that I take issue with--too much information probably but the texture issue pops up big time with long, slimy onions.

The hubs, on the other hand, LOVES them and sometimes I make things just for him that contain them.  You know, it totally makes his day.

This burger was one of those.  He assured me that it was absolutely amazing so if you or the father you are celebrating this year loves onions too then this would be a wonderful, delicious burger to make for them this Sunday.

French Onion Burger of Wonder

*makes 8 burgers

Caramelized Onions:
2 large yellow onions
4 tbsp butter
1 cup water
2 beef bullion cubes
1/2 cup sour cream

2 pounds ground beef
2 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
salt and pepper

8 hamburger buns ( I made these homemade ones)
Dill pickles
8 slices swiss cheese
Potato chips
Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce

1. Thinly slice your onions. In a large saute pan melt your butter over medium high heat. Add your onions to the pan and stir until they are covered with the butter. Cover the pan, with the lid placed at an angle so that some of the steam can escape. Stir the onions every few minutes while they continue to cook. They will be done when they are a nice golden color, about 15 minutes.

2. While the onions are cooking, mix the ground beef, onion soup mixes, worcestershire sauce, eggs, and salt and peper in a large bowl.  Using your hands, mix it up thoroughly. Form 8 beef patties, using your thumb to make a small indentation in the middle of each one.  Grill them to your liking.

3. While your beef is grilling, mix the water and bullion together and pour it over your golden onions.
Turn up the heat to high and let the onions simmer in the liquid until most of it has been cooked out...remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the sour cream. Mix until combined.

4. When your burgers are almost done grilling place the cheese on top to melt. Then build your burger to your liking.  We do: bun, mayo, BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, pickle, chips (totally worth it) and burger.  Enjoy!

Source: Jamie Cooks It Up
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