Flavorful Onion Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
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.


  • 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


  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.

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