Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BBQ Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions

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.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked them! We make these in both forms fairly often.