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Beef Burger with Caramelized Onion

 Published 2019-Aug-26   Updated 2019-Sep-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Ground Beef Burger, Hamburger with Beef Patty and Caramelized Onions)

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My whole family is a big fan of Hamburgers. The most common type of hamburgers are the ones made with beef patty. There are also known as Beef Burgers. A basic beef burger has a grilled or pan fried patties sandwiched between burger buns along with lettuce, onion and tomato slices.

Today I am sharing Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onions. Thinly sliced onions are sauteed until it becomes golden brown and caramelized. This is added on top of the patty. This adds a nice taste as well as makes the burger juicier. Do give this a try.

If you do not eat beef, try the same recipe with ground turkey, ground chicken or lamb. Serve the burgers with some potato fries and a side salad to make a complete meal.

Recipe for Caramelized Onion Beef Burger

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Burger Buns - 4
  • Onions - 2 big (for caramelizing)
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Butter – for toasting the buns
  • Cheese Slices - 4
  • Mayonnaise - 4 tbsp
  • Iceberg Lettuce (or any other lettuce) – 4 leaves
  • Tomato circles – 4 pieces
  • Mustard Sauce (or Red chili Sauce) – 2 tsp

For Beef Patties

  • Ground Beef – 1/2 kg (1 lb)
  • Onion Powder - 2 tsp (or 1 onion finely chopped)
  • Garlic Powder – 1 tsp (or 3-4 cloves crushed)
  • Parsley (or any other herbs) – 2 tbsp (finely chopped or 1 tsp dried)
  • Soya Sauce - 2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste (about 1 tsp)
  • Black Pepper Crushed – 1 tsp

Method

  1. Peel the skin of 2 big onions. slice them and put in a tawa. Add 1/4 tsp sugar and let it cook on medium  low heat. Keep stirring occasionally and continue till the onions develop a golden brown colour.
  2. Wash the lettuce. Wash, slice the tomatoes and keep them ready.
  3. Take the ground beef in a strainer and rinse it under running water. Leave the strainer on another vessel, so that all the water drains off the meat.
  4. After 5-10 minutes, all the liquid must have drained out. Now take the meat in a bowl. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley leaves, soya sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder.
  5. Mix everything with your hands just until it all comes together. Do not over-mix.
  6. Divide the mixture roughly into 4 equal parts. Wet your hands, take one portion of the ground meat mixture and shape it into a patty. Press in the middle of the patty with your thumb to form an indentation. This way, the patties won't bulge up in the center while cooking.
  7. The patty should be the size of the burger buns. Shape all the 4 patties and keep it ready. First we will toast the buns.
  8. Heat a dosa tawa or stove top grill pan. Cut the burger buns in half. Add some butter and toast the burger buns. Remove them onto a plate.
  9. Now gently place the formed patties on the same griddle. Cook for about 4 minutes on the first side.
  10. Flip the patties and cook for about 3 minutes on the other side. By now the patties will be cooked and you will get nice grill marks. (Note :- When you gently press in the center of your patty with a spatula, the juices oozing out should be colorless. If it is pink, cook the patties for 1 or 2 minutes more. Do not overcook as the patties will become hard.)
  11. Now place a cheese slice on each patty. In just a minute, the cheese will start melting. Assemble the burger immediately and enjoy for best taste.
  12. Take the lower part of the bun, spread some mayonnaise and mustard sauce. Place 1 or 2 slices of tomatoes on this. Carefully place the grilled patty on top. Spoon out some caramelized onions on this.
  13. Place a lettuce leaf and close the burger with the top bun. You can spread some hot sauce or tomato sauce to this top bun if you prefer. Put a tooth pick in the middle to hold the sandwich and serve.

Detailed Steps to make Beef Burger

Slice 2 big onions and cook in a tawa with 1/4 tsp sugar till it becomes golden brown.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Wash the lettuce leaves, tomatoes and cut as needed. Keep any sauces you want ready.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Take the ground beef in a bowl. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley leaves, soya sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder. Mix everything with your hands.

Divide the mixture roughly into 4 equal parts and shape it into a patty. Press in the middle of the patty with your thumb to form an indentation to prevent the center from bulging while grilling.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Heat a tawa or grill pan. Cut the burger buns in half, add some butter and toast them.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Now gently arrange the formed patties on the same griddle. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on the first side.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Flip the patties and cook for about 3 minutes on the other side. By now the patties will be cooked and you will get nice grill marks. (Note :- When you gently press in the center of your patty with a spatula, the juices oozing out should be colorless. If it is pink, cook the patties for 1 or 2 minutes more. Do not overcook as the patties will become hard.)

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Now place a cheese slice on each patty. In just a minute, the cheese will start melting. Assemble the burger immediately and enjoy for best taste.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Now lets start assembling the burger. Take the toasted buns in a plate.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Spread some mayonnaise and mustard sauce.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Place 1 or 2 slices of tomatoes on this.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Carefully place the grilled patty on top.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Spoon out some caramelized onions on this.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Finally add a lettuce leaf and close with the top bun.

Beef Burger Preparation Steps

Serving Caramelized Onion Beef Burger

  • My favorite way of serving these burgers is with some french fries or potato wedges or potato smiles or potato tots.

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