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Caramelized Onion Burgers

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 45 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

To get this dinner done in 45 minutes, start the fries first; cut the veggies as the oven preheats. As the fries cook, make the burgers and slaw.


  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 (3/4-ounce) slices Muenster cheese, halved
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 376
  • fat 16.8 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • monofat 7.3 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 64 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 480 mg
  • calcium 146 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, lightly shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.

  2. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; cook 12 minutes or until caramelized, stirring occasionally.

  3. Combine mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl.

  4. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes. Turn patties over; cook 2 minutes. Top patties with cheese; cook 1 minute or until desired degree of doneness. Divide caramelized onion among bottom halves of buns. Top with patties. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly on top halves of buns. Top burgers with top halves of buns.

Cook's Notes

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