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Griddled Onion Burger and Spicy Quick Pickle

Michael Symon
Servings: 6
15 to 30 min

Use these easy pickles as a sandwich topping or mixing in a salad.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Griddled 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 & freshly cracked black pepper
  • 6 hamburger potato buns
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayonnaise
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
  • Heat a griddle to medium high.
  • Add a few tablespoons of oil to the griddle and top with sliced onions and season with salt.
  • Meanwhile, form 4 ounce balls of the ground beef and season with salt & pepper. Place a ball of meat on top of each onion pile and smash 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.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the bun and warm bun on the griddle then place a cooked cheesy pattie on the bottom of the bun. Top with some of the spicy quick pickle and your favorite condiments.
  • For 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.
  • Tips
    - When making burgers, you shouldn’t use meat with less than 20% fat. Ground meat with a higher percentage of fat has more flavor than lean meat.
    - Only press the patties when they first go on the grill. Pressing burgers after they’ve been cooking squeezes the juice out, leaving you with dry burgers.
    - When melting cheese on the burger, put a splash of water on the griddle and cover the burger with a lid to create steam melting the cheese faster.
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