Beef Burger with Caramelized Onions

Michael Symon's Grilled Onion Burger and Spicy Quick Pickle

  • 1 medium Yellow Onion (sliced)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef Chuck
  • 6 slices American Cheese
  • Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
  • 6 Hamburger Potato Buns

For the Condiments:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise

For the Spicy Quick Pickle:

  • 2 Fresno Chilies (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Kirby Cucumbers (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Heat a griddle to medium high. Add a few tablespoons of oil to the griddle and top with diced onions and season with salt. 
  • Meanwhile, form 4 ounce balls of the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Place a ball of meat on top of each onion pile and smashed down with a spatula to flatten. Season meat and cook for 2 minutes or until crispy on the first side. Flip and cook for 1 minute then top with a slice of cheese. Cook for 1 more minute just until the cheese is melted.
  • For the Condiments: Spread mayo on the bun and warm bun on the griddle the place a cooked cheesy pattie on the bottom of the bun. Top with the spicy quick pickle and your favorite condiments.
  • For the Spicy Quick Pickle: Combine vinegar, sugar, chili flake, fennel and coriander in a small pot and bring to a boil. Pour over prepared vegetables. Allow to sit until liquid is room temperature. Strain and serve.
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