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Flavorful Onion Burgers Recipe

Flavorful Onion Burgers Recipe

Cheddar cheese and Thousand Island dressing make this moist and juicy burger from Dave Bremson of Plantation, Florida a real family treat. The amount of flavor this burger packs with just a few simple ingredients will really surprise you.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 tablespoons prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato

Directions

  • 1. Slice onion into 1/2-in.-thick rings; thread onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 8-10 minutes on each side.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the green pepper, cheese, parsley and Worcestershire sauce. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 3. Move onion to indirect heat. Place burgers over direct heat. Cover and grill for 10-14 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender, turning burgers once.
  • 4. Spread bun bottoms with dressing; top each with lettuce, tomato, onion and a burger. Replace bun tops. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.