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Monday, April 6, 2015

Diced Onion Burger

We have all pondered the dozens, if not hundreds, of burger toppings.  And yes, sometimes we put thinly sliced yellow onions, or red onions, or even fried onion rings ON the burger.  But this time, I thought why not put the onion IN the burger.  And there ya go.  

2 lbs. ground chuck
1 medium yellow onion, diced
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

That's it.  No granulated garlic, no Worcestershire sauce, no fancy smaancy seasonings.  Meat, onion, salt, pepper.

Place ground chuck in a large bowl.  Gently break apart with hands.

Wash hands.

Now, dice the onion.  I have a handy, dandy chopper that I placed thin slices of the onions and let it dice it for me.

Of course, you can dice by hand by your trusty kitchen knife.  Just make sure you get the pieces as close to the same as possible so they will cook evenly.

Next mix the onions into the meat.

Salt and pepper and shape into patties.

If had not been raining, these would have been cooked on the grill.  But a cast iron grill pan made a great substitute.

See how great those pieces of diced onion look in those burgers?  Yum.

Cook to your preferred degree of done-ness.  I dressed mine simply with mustard, mayo and ketchup.  I didn't want to take anything away from the taste of the onions in the meat.  Of course, doctor yours up however you'd like.  

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