Oklahoma Griddle Onion Burger
  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut in half and sliced super-thin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, beef fat or bacon fat
  • 4 soft burger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese (optional)
  • Yellow mustard to taste (optional)
  1. Combine salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne to create a signature burger seasoning. Portion ground beef evenly into 4 loosely packed balls.
  2. Preheat griddle or cast iron pan to medium high.
  3. Working with one or two burgers at a time works best. Add oil or fat to cooking surface and spread evenly. When oil begins to smoke, add ¼ the onions; sear 1 minute and top with one ball of beef. Smash burger ball into onion with back of metal spatula with no holes to make a round patty less than ½-inch thick on top of onions. Season burger with a sprinkling of burger seasoning.
  4. Allow onion and burger to develop a deep brown sear, 2-3 minutes. Flip. Top with more seasoning to taste, a smear of mustard (optional) and top half of bun; sear until burger is cooked through, 1-2 minutes (160 ° F internal temperature). Toast bottom bun half on flattop. Flip bottom bun onto a plate and stack with cheese and burger.
Recipe by Certified Angus Beef brand blog - Go Rare at https://blog.CertifiedAngusBeef.com/2016/05/onion-burger/