A quick five-ingredient sauce tops cheesy homemade burgers to make an easy, delicious dinner in no time.
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 cups vertically sliced red onion
4 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound extra-lean ground round
4 (1/2-ounce) slices white cheddar cheese
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
4 teaspoons canola mayonnaise
How to Make It
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
To prepare jam, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Remove from heat.
To prepare burgers, combine oregano, salt, garlic powder, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes. Turn patties over. Place 1 cheese slice on each patty; cook 2 minutes or until done.
Spread cut sides of each bun with 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/4 cup onion jam and bun top.
Baked chips and blue cheese dip: Combine 1/2 cup (2 ounces) low-fat crumbled blue cheese, 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream, 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar in a bowl. Mash with a fork.
Great, easy recipe. I did the burgers on my Traeger grill which aded a smoky flavor. When making the burgers put a thumb shaped dimple in the middle of the burger pattys before cooking them - this keeps the burger juicy.
This was really good. I made the burgers super thin (diner style) and cooked them in my cast iron (as I don't have a grill). The red onions were a little overly sweet - I would omit the sugar going forward. I think I prefer yellow onions for caramelized onions on a burger. I also doubled the salt in the burger pattie mix which came out perfect. Overall, it was very tasty and I would definitely make it again!
We don't eat red meat very often in our house, but this recipe caught my eye. It turned out very well and was very filling. Great flavor in the meat with the herbs, and the red onion jam was a huge hit!
Absolutely fabulous! Although I am a fresh-herb cook whenever possible, I had to use dried oregano and it was still great. My daughter finds burgers a ho-hum dinner and loved them. I personally tried adding my usual burger garnish of lettuce and tomato, but took off the garnish because the onions were lost in the excess! And the leftover onions will just be used another time. Having been cooked in vinegar and sugar, I expect a decent fridge shelf life.
We really enjoyed this recipe. It's an easy, yet interesting take on regular burgers. My only complaint is that the burgers were a little dry (not the meat, but the overall package), but maybe that's because I'm not a huge mayo fan, so I only used a smidge.
This was very, very good. Super easy to make, great for a busy night. Did exactly what the recipe said. Even my 3 yr old and 19 month old ate a little of the onions! They were so sweet and mild. We will be making this again for sure. Hubby went crazy over the onions. :) Served with a side of sweet potato fries.
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