A chef’s tip for a great grilled onion burger

Grilled onion burgers

Here’s a simple tip that’s gaining popularity with chefs in some of the great high-end hamburger joints right now…if you like grilled onions on your burger, you’re going to love this tasty technique!

Grilled onion burgers

In a cold, non-stick pan, toss 1 tbsp. olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and one lg. sweet onion (diced), add a tbsp. of butter, and place the pan over medium heat. Grill the onions until just starting to color.

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Grilled onion burgers

Scrape the onions into a circle roughly the size of your burger, and place a formed 80/20 beef burger patty, seasoned to your liking, on top.

Immediately press the burger down onto the onions with a spatula (doing this quickly will avoid pressing out any of the fats and drying out your burger) to adhere the onions to the patty.

Grilled onion burgers

Cook 3-5 minutes, until onions are a deep, golden brown, and then flip the burger and finish cooking.

Top your burger with your favorite toppings, and serve!

These also make amazing sliders with a little sweet-hot mustard.


Chef Perry