Prep Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

A quick five-ingredient sauce tops cheesy homemade burgers to make an easy, delicious dinner in no time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Ratings & Reviews

H2OQueen's Review

January 17, 2013
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.

AshleyEvans's Review

January 13, 2013
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!

daneanp's Review

October 05, 2012
Yep, these are great. I didn't have fresh herbs though - the dried were fine. The white cheddar and onion combo is just great. Quick, easy, delicious.

tgleaves's Review

September 18, 2012
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!

riyaazabdulla's Review

October 21, 2011

scm5g1's Review

September 08, 2011
This was great. The burgers had great flavor, and the onion jam was surprisingly tasty. I think the fresh herbs added a lot to the dish.

phoov23's Review

September 06, 2011
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.

smellgar's Review

July 03, 2010
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.

carolfitz's Review

June 21, 2010
Prepped to direction except added some beef broth to the burger mix to up the juicy-factor. Pretty tasty, loved the onion jam. Served with potato salad & corn on the cob.

CaliMommy's Review

March 23, 2010
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.