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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


February 06, 2016
Have made these several times and they are always a hit.  I do add a teaspoon of sugar (and some salt and pepper) to the onions to help with caramelizing process and cook them much longer than the recipe calls for.  The burgers we grill on our Traeger with hickory pellets.  We also use gruyere cheese which is more like french onion soup.  So yummy and so easy.

Great Burger!

October 23, 2015
Delicious and easy to prepare.  I also used dill relish as that is what I had in the refrigerator.  A great change from raw onion on a burger.

LauraD318's Review

March 01, 2015
These were easy and yummy. We are not sweet pickle fans so I made my sauce with dill. We will make these again for sure!

DePaolo's Review

January 26, 2015
Loved the sauce to go with it. Hubby asks for this almost weekly. Easy to do, and delicious.

ChristieB54's Review

January 11, 2015
Delicious burger! Made with the root veggie fries. My husband & I will be adding this recipe to our regular recipe rotation! Thanks Cooking Light!