BEST Hamburger Recipe With Caramelized Onions


Here is the best hamburger recipe for you if you are a fan of delicious caramelized onions.

This is a mouth watering hamburger recipe to make from scratch for an easy dinner tonight. And it's one of the best ways to use up and incorporate caramelized onions.

This best tasting hamburger recipe is so much better than buying pre-made hamburgers from the store. 

If you are into making your own hamburger patties from scratch then you are going to fall in love with this recipe, especially if you love onions.

If you want to learn how to properly make delicious caramelized onions for your hamburger, head on over to our post How To Make Caramelized Onions.

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This caramelized onion hamburger recipe is flavorful and makes the absolute best homemade hamburger patties.

Get the BBQ warmed up because here is the best hamburger recipe with caramelized onions.


Ingredients For Caramelized Onion Hamburgers

  • 1 1/2 pound of beef
  • 1/2 cup of caramelized onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 - 1 cup of breadcrumbs

Directions For Making Caramelized Hamburgers

Step 1. Place the beef into a large mixing bowl and break it up a bit.

Step 2. Add in the caramelized onions.

Step 2. Finely mince the garlic and add them to the mixing bowl.

Step 3. Add the salt and pepper.

Step 4. Add in the egg.

Step 5. Add the ketchup.

Step 6. Add the BBQ sauce.

Step 7. Mix everything with your hands really well until everything is incorporated thoroughly.

Step 8. Add your breadcrumbs a bit at a time until your hamburger mixture is no longer wet feeling and becomes more like a dough consistency.

Step 9. Make into patties. Remember hamburger patties will shrink so do be sure to make them larger than the buns you are going to be using.

And making your caramelized hamburger patties more on the flat size will prevent them turning into a ball as they shrink down on the BBQ.

Step 10. Grill homemade hamburger patties on a hot barbecue until the internal temperature reaches 160F.

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Purchase an instant read thermometer so that you know exactly when your caramelized hamburgers are done. It usually takes about 20-25 mins to cook these homemade hamburger patties.

To be totally sure your caramelized hamburgers are cooked properly, an instant read thermometer is a must have. Here are some that we have found some here on Amazon.


If you want really flavorful hamburger patties, then make the caramelized onion hamburger patties the night before and set them in the fridge overnight to infuse the flavors. Just put some saran wrap over the bowl so that everything stays nice and moist.


If you still have left over caramelized onions after making your caramelized onion burgers, you can add them to the toppings to give your burgers extra taste.

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Here are some questions you may be asking about caramelized onion hamburgers:

Should you cook onions before putting them in your burger?

When it comes to adding onions to your burger, we say it all depends on the flavor intensity you are going for.

If you want a more savory flavor in your meat, you can caramelize your onions and add them directly to your meat.

Alternatively, you can add your onions afterwards to your cooked onion if you want to give your guests the choice to add onions or not.

There is no right or wrong answer to whether or not you should cook your onions before putting them in your burger, it is totally a matter of preference in flavor.


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