Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Try these onions with steak, meat loaf, or pork loin.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 439
Fat 19.7 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 602 mg


4 medium onions, sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 hamburger buns, toasted
4 tomato slices


Cook onion and sugar in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat, stirring often, 20 to 25 minutes or until onion is caramel-colored. Stir in 1/4 cup water, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set mixture aside, and keep warm.

Combine ground beef, tomato paste, parsley, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; shape into 4 patties.

Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve on buns with caramelized onion and tomato slices.


June 1998
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