Sarah at Taste of Home Cooking is hosting another great recipe swap. The theme for this round was sandwiches and burgers, and I got a fantastic burger recipe from Jey at The Jey of Cooking just in time for grilling season. Now if you follow the link, you'll see that this was originally a meatloaf recipe, but Jey has used this as a burger too. And what a great idea- all of the flavors of cheese, barbeque sauce and caramelized onions, but without the mess.
I did adapt a little. Since I don't usually use egg or other binders in beef burgers, I left out the oatmeal and egg from the original recipe, and didn't have any problems with them falling apart on the grill. I also skipped the extra cheese and sauce on top, since we had plenty of other burger add-ons like pickles, lettuce and tomato. They were flavorful, juicy, and just all around a nice way to end the weekend.
BBQ Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions
What's in them:
1 1/4 lbs ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c barbeque sauce
How to make them:
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, Add the onions and let cook until golden and soft, about 35 minutes, stirring just a few times.
Meanwhile, add the ground beef, cheddar cheese, and barbeque sauce to a large bowl and, using your hands, mix until combined. When onions are finished, add to the bowl and, with a wooden spoon, fold in until well mixed.
Form mixture into 4-6 patties, and cook on a preheated grill, about 10-12 minutes for medium-well, depending on the size of your patties. Serve with buns and your favorite burger toppings.