Nowhere is this fact more well-known than in Oklahoma, home of theOnion Burger, a burger that is nearly as much onion as it is meat…
Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers are incredibly easy to make and insanely delicious. The key to making these mouth-watering burgers featured in Cooks Country is to smash thinly sliced onions into the ground beef before cooking. The result is golden caramelized onions embedded a perfectly cooked burger!
I used the following simple ingredients for these awesome burgers: Onion, Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, ground beef, unsalted butter, vegetable oil, sliced Cheddar cheese, and my homemade hamburger buns. I used 93% lean ground beef rather than the 85% suggested by Cooks Country.
The most time-consuming part of making these burgers was prepping the onions to remove as much moisture as possible. The reason for doing this is that the onions won’t get hot enough to brown with all their liquid.
I started by cutting the onion in half, pole to pole, and slicing it into 1/8-inch slices. Then, I combined the sliced onions with some Kosher salt and placed them in a wire mesh strainer set over a bowl. After about 30 minutes, I dumped the onions into a clean dish towel and squeezed them dry. I was amazed at the amount of liquid that came out.
- 1 large onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4-8 slices American cheese
- Mayo, mustard and pickles, for serving
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted
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