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Zesty Onion Burgers

 Zesty Onion Burgers
My mother found this simple recipe on a soup can over 40 years ago. The oniony sandwiches starred many of our Sunday suppers. I carry on the tradition today, making them for my husband and our two grown sons.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed onion soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and celery over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, water, ketchup,
  • Worcestershire sauce, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened,
  • stirring occasionally.
  • Spread cut sides of buns with butter; toast the buns. Top with beef
  • mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 500 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 1,333 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.