Oh how we love burger season in our house! They’re not only huge hits with my kids (we are burger people!), but they’re so simple to whip up on weeknights.
You make a burger, pick one side (we did corn on the cob) and dinner is done.
Since I love, love, love French Onion Soup, I decided to make these French Onion Burgers. I sauteed the onions in beef stock until they were nice and caramelized and then topped the burger with not only them but Gruyere cheese, some fresh rosemary and then piled it all on a piece of crusty French bread (instead of the typical French Onion Soup crouton). Such a good little burger! Make these babies for your family too!
This recipes makes four (half pound) burgers.
2 pounds of ground beef
1 (1 oz) envelope of French Onion Soup & Dip Mix (I used Lipton)
2 large onions, chopped
about 1 cup of beef stock (use broth if you can’t find stock)
about 2 cups of grated Gruyere cheese
chopped fresh rosemary to garnish, optional
4 pieces of crusty French bread (or you can use buns)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat.
Add your envelope of dry French Onion Soup mix to the ground beef. Divide mixture into four sections and make four patties (make sure to press down each patty a little in the center to avoid the “burger bulge” when they grill). Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add your chopped onions to a drizzle of EVOO. Add in a big pinch of both salt and pepper. Saute the onions until they start to caramelize (about 10 minutes). Once they start to soften, slowly stir in your stock and de-glaze the pan (scrape the little bits of the bottom), Continue to saute the onions at least another 10 to 20 minutes. The longer you saute the onions, the more caramelized they will become in the stock.
Meanwhile, add your burger patties to the grill and begin grilling (we do about 6 minutes or so each side).
When your patties are done, remove from the grill and assemble your burgers. French bread, burger patty, mound of grated Gruyere cheese, lots of your caramelized onions and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary.
If French Onion Soup and a cheeseburger had a baby…it would be this. You’ll love it!