Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers are a unique and delicious twist on the classic burger. Thinly sliced onions are pressed into the beef patty, creating a crispy, caramelized onion crust that adds incredible flavor and texture. This simple yet flavorful burger is sure to become a favorite!


1 pound ground beef (80/20 blend)

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Pickles, lettuce, tomato, and condiments of your choice (optional)


  1. Prepare the Onions:
  • Slice the onion very thinly using a mandoline or sharp knife.
  • Season the sliced onions with a little salt and pepper.
  1. Form the Beef Patties:
  • Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and roll them into balls.
  • Flatten each ball into a patty about 1/4-inch thick.
  1. Cook the Burgers:
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a little oil or butter to the pan.
  • Place a portion of the onions in the skillet and spread them out slightly.
  • Place a beef patty on top of the onions and press down firmly with a spatula to embed the onions into the meat.
  • Season the patty with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the onions are golden and crispy.
  • Flip the burger and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the patty is cooked through and the onions are caramelized.
  • Place a slice of American cheese on top of each patty and let it melt.
  1. Toast the Buns:
  • While the burgers are cooking, spread the softened butter on the cut sides of the hamburger buns.
  • Toast the buns in a separate skillet or on the griddle until golden brown.
  1. Assemble the Burgers:
  • Place the cooked patties with caramelized onions and melted cheese on the bottom halves of the toasted buns.
  • Add pickles, lettuce, tomato, and any other desired condiments.
  • Top with the other half of the bun.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers hot with your favorite sides. Enjoy!

These Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers are a perfect blend of juicy beef, crispy onions, and melted cheese, creating a burger experience that’s truly unforgettable.

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