Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onions

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Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 439
  • Fat: 19.7g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Sodium: 602mg


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine ground beef, tomato paste, parsley, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; shape into 4 patties.
  3. 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.
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