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Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

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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!

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

Ingredients For Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers:
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.

Ingredients for Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

Preparing The Onions For The Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers:
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.

Preparing Onions for Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger

Making The Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers:
I divided the onions into four separate piles on a rimmed baking sheet. Then, I formed the ground beef into four lightly packed balls and placed them on top of the onion piles. Next, I used my hand to flatten the ground beef into the onions, ensuring that the onions stuck to the beef. Finally, I sprinkled the patties with some salt and pepper.

Forming the Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

I melted the butter with the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Then, I carefully slipped a spatula under each burger and transferred it to the skillet, onion side down. I cooked the burgers for about 10 minutes until the onions were golden brown and began to crisp around the edges. Next, I carefully flipped the burgers and cooked them on high for several minutes until they were nicely browned.

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
Combine the onion slices and 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl and toss to combine. Transfer the onions to a colander and let sit for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Transfer the onions to a clean dish towel, gather the edges together and squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the onions. Do this over the sink or a large bowl since the onions will have quite a bit of liquid in them.
Divide the onions into 4 separate mounds on a rimmed baking sheet. Form the beef into 4 lightly packed balls. Place the beef balls on top of the onion mounds and flatten the beef firmly (use your palm) so the onion adheres to the beef. The patties should measure 4 inches in diameter. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper.
Melt the butter with the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Using a large spatula, transfer the patties to the skillet, onion side down. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the onions turn a deep golden brown and begin to crisp around the edges. Flip the burgers, then increase the heat to high and cook until well browned on the second side, about 2 minutes.

Add 1 or 2 slices of cheese to each burger and allow to melt. Add mayo, mustard and pickles to the top buns, then place each burger on a bottom buns. Serve immediately.

Source : allrecipes,com

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