Spring Fair Onion Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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For burgers:

2 pounds lean ground beef

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

1 teaspoons steak seasoning (recommended: Montreal)

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (recommended: Lawry's)

1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar, divided

4 sesame seed hamburger buns, lightly toasted

Lettuce leaves

Sliced tomatoes

Grilled Onions, recipe follows

Grilled Onions:

2 yellow onions

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl until blended. Shape into 4 balls. Poke deep hole in each ball and fill each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese. Mold meat around cheese to enclose. Flatten each filled burger to 3/4-inch-thick patty. (Can be made 8 hours ahead, covered and chilled.)
  2. Grill burgers to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium.
  3. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and upper halves of buns.

Grilled Onions:

  1. Peel onions, leaving root end intact. Slice into 3/4-inch thick rounds. Lay onion flat and insert a toothpick horizontally through at least 1/2 of the onion. This will prevent onion from falling apart on the grill. Brush with oil and season with salt. Place on a preheated grill at medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until caramelized and softened. Remove toothpicks before serving.