Cheeseburger Onion Rings

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2023
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
Cheeseburger Onion Rings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Spicy ketchup, optional


  1. 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 rings with half the beef mixture (save remaining onion slices for another use). Top each with 1 piece cheese and remaining beef mixture.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix flour and garlic powder. Place eggs and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip filled onion rings into flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip into eggs, then bread crumbs again, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. 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.