The Big O Burger

I love burgers. I love onions. I also like going to a certain Australian steakhouse chain. In tribute to one of my favorite places to eat, I have created a burger that has onion soup mix in the beef, sautéed onions and onion rings on top held together with an onion bun. Too much? No way! Pictured are my Aussie Dipping Sauce and Crumbs in my Mustachio’s Beer Battered Onion Rings.

2 pounds of ground chuck
1 package of onion soup mix
3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire
1/2 cup water, minus 3 Tablespoons
Season with salt and pepper before cooking
Onion buns
Cheese if desired, I used Swiss in the picture

Form into patties and cook/grill to desired doneness.

Sautéed Onions:
2 large sweet onions, sliced thin and separated
2 Tablespoons of butter
1 heaping Tablespoon of sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onions and sugar. Cook on low and caramelize the onions. This will take about 20-25 minutes.

To assemble this awesome burger, toast or grill inside of the onion bun, add the Aussie Dipping Sauce to bun, place hamburger patty on the bottom bun, top with sautéed onions and onion rings.


Taco Salsa Burgers

Can’t decide between a burger and taco? This burger should satisfy everyone.

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 package of taco seasoning (I used Taco Bell)
Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
1 red onion, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste (I used garlic salt)
4 pretzel buns, grilled or buns of your choice
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa, I used Pace

In a bowl combine ground chuck with taco seasoning. Mix with hands. Season meat with salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Grill or cook on stovetop until desired doneness is achieved. While burgers are cooking, slice onion, tomato and avocado. Grill buns on BBQ grill or until broiler.

In a small bowl, combine salsa and sour cream. Add a nice dollop to hamburger buns. Add meat, cheese, tomato, onion and avocado. Anything you would like on a taco, you could add to this burger. Enjoy!