Ultra scrumptious French Onion Burgers are loaded with sweet caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese for the best combination of two favorite recipes.
There’s nothing quite like a cheeseburger. I happen to love a good juicy burger full of flavor and cooked to perfection. However, there’s nothing worse than a mediocre burger because you just feel like you wasted the indulgence on something that wasn’t really worth it. These burgers are anything but mediocre. Just look at how much cheese is involved! AND caramelized onions, one of my favorite foods of all time. Plus I paired mine with those scrumptious pretzel buns I just posted to really take my burgers to the next level.
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Taste: There is really nothing better than caramelized onions except when they’re piled onto a savory burger and accompanied by melting cheese!
Texture: Our burgers ended up being thicker than the recipe directed (oops) so each bite was quite a mouthful, but a juicy, tender, and meltingly wonderful mouthful.
Ease: Super easy. You can caramelize the onions ahead of time to make this a super fast meal. You could even double up on all the caramelized onion ingredients to have on hand for the rest of the week!
Appearance: For something composed of hideous ground meat I think this burger looks scrumptious.
Pros: This recipe is a quick and easy way to spice up your burgers.
Cons: None! I’m sure this recipe would work with ground turkey.
Would I make this again? Yes.
How to make French Onion Burgers
Yield: 4 servings
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 hamburger buns (I used pretzel buns)
2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Dijon mustard, lettuce, sweet potato fries, for serving
Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt, reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden, 10 to 15 more minutes. Add the chicken broth and 1 teaspoon of the Worcestershire sauce and simmer until the onion is tender and the liquid is almost evaporated, about 8 minutes.
Preheat the broiler. Gently mix the beef, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste, and the remaining Worcestershire sauce in a bowl with your hands. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick patties and place on a broiler pan. Make an indentation in the center of each with your thumb. Broil, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes.
Place the buns cut-side up on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with both cheeses and broil until melted, about 1 minute. Spread mustard on the buns and top with with lettuce, the burgers and caramelized onion. Serve with sweet potato fries.
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