Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers



  • 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
How To Make Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers


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.

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