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Flavorful Onion Burgers

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.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread bun bottoms with dressing; top each with lettuce, tomato, onion and a burger. Replace bun tops.

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