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Cheeseburger Onion Rings

This new take on burgers will have your family begging for seconds. Serve these cheeseburger onion rings with spicy ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into squares
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Spicy ketchup, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine beef, ketchup, mustard and salt, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Cut onion into 1/2-in. slices; separate into rings. Fill 8 slices with half of the beef mixture (save remaining onion rings for another use). Top each with a piece of cheese and remaining beef mixture.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix flour and garlic powder. Place bread crumbs and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip filled onion rings in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg, then in bread crumbs, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°. Fry onion rings, a few at a time, until golden brown and a thermometer inserted into beef reads 160°, 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with spicy ketchup.
Nutrition Facts
1 onion ring: 367 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 14, 2021

    This an unusual but tasty little recipe. I added some burger seasoning in place of the salt.

  • GrammaMJ
    Jan 15, 2020

    Fun recipe. Has anyone tried using a thinner slice of onion on the top and bottom for more "onion ring" flavor? Would it stay together>

  • amehart
    Sep 16, 2019

    Very good recipe, came together well, but I added a little milk to the eggs as I seem to get better coverage when coating things for frying. I also made two batches - once with the Panko, as the recipe states, which made it nice and crunchy, and the other with a mixture of seasoned breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan which added a tad more flavor - both ways were excellent. Served both with a mayo Sriracha sauce I made up. Perfect flavor combinations.

  • shawnba
    Sep 12, 2019

    We really liked this recipe, the onion ring added a really nice flavor and texture to the dish. Hubby approved, so this will be a keeper

  • cast_iron_king
    Sep 4, 2019

    I have made a different version of these in the past, but this is a better recipe, with the ketchup and mustard flavoring the beef! I added chopped green chile with the cheese for little kick. For really good coating, let them rest on a sheet of wax paper before frying.