These Garden Onion Burgers are no ordinary plain patties– they have the flavor of onion dip and the juiciness of a good burger.
Ready in 25 minutes
It is really hard to mess up a burger. I mean, seriously, when is the last time you had a bad burger? Sure, there are plain burgers or dry burgers or fatty burgers, but really does that ever stop you from eating and enjoying it?
It doesn’t me.
A few years back, I was visiting my Canadian in-laws (and spending hours counting how many times “eh” was said in a single conversation) and dinner time came. We had drank our fair share of Moosehead and were all starving for something good to soak up the alcohol. So my mother-in-law went to the kitchen and whipped up some burgers for my brother-in-law to grill.
The burgers looked unassuming. Honestly, I thought it was going to be one of the “normal” burgers I listed above. Not that it mattered– I was drunk and hungry! And like I said, no such thing as a bad burger.
And then I took a bite, and it was life-changing. Juicy, flavorful, beefy, and with a tinge of onion flavor. It was awesome. It tasted like my mother-in-law had spent hours coming up with a flavorful spice mixture and picking out the perfect cut of beef. But like all good food, the ingredients were actually deceptively simple: beef, breadcrumbs, egg, and onion soup mix.
Yup, that was it. I was floored! I headed home the next week and immediately hit up the kitchen to craft a Wholefully-style version of Garden Onion Burgers (sans the packet of processed onion soup mix). It turned out to be pretty easy to recreate the flavor using what I had in my spice rack.
You’ll want to make these onion burgers! They take a regular beef burger and elevate it to an awesome dining experience. Enjoy!
Made this tonight. Added my own spices (hamburger seasoning & Lawry’s). The taste was good.
interesting! love the tip about poking the burgers.
Just read the ‘about’ portion of your blog – my in-laws live about an hour north of you. and altho I went to Purdue I will absolutely concede that Bloomington is a great town!
That’s so cool that you got drunk with the in-laws! Canadians must be awesome. I am gonna try this recipe as soon as it stops raining. Minus the in-laws. Mine are of the ‘drinking is evil’ variety
That’s how my mom makes burgers too.Only I think my mom puts in a little Worcestershire sauce…Now I’m going to have to ask her.It’s funny because I remember years ago when I was still living at home I had a couple of friends over and my mom made up some and both of my friends were like “these are the best burgers!” Your reaction to your mother in law’s burgers reminded me of that. :)Also, Moosehead is by far one of my favorite beers here in Alberta,CA.When we visit my family in Oregon we bring back a case for my brother, and we might have one or two ourselves.:)
Aww, that’s how my grandma used to make her burgers. They are totally awesome!
The are! I love them. 🙂
I’m in love with your pictures on this post, they are amazing!!!
Thanks! They make me want another burger. 😛
These look so good, I can’t wait to try them! Great tip about the hole..I’ll def be doing this!
The hole totally works! It’s amazing. 🙂