I love French onion soup. However, in the summer, I am just not in the mood for soup. So, I created my burger alternative to my favorite soup with this French Onion Soup Burgers. These all-beef patties are full of onion flavor and cheese for a new favorite French onion soup burger for French onion lovers.
French onion soup flavors are found in so may of my recipes because I am so obsessed with onions. Here are some of my French onion inspired recipes including French Onion chicken thighs, French onion beef stroganoff casserole, and French onion beef stew.
French Onion Soup Burgers Ingredients
The ingredients for these burgers are simple yet bring so much flavor. The best part is the burger is the french onion aioli and grilled onions. Here are the ingredients you will need for these burgers.
- hamburger - A good 80/20 ground beef is perfect for these French Onion Burgers
- onion Soup Mix
- Worcestershire sauce
- Parmesan Cheese
- Butter or Oil
- Buns or Italian Bread
- Havarti, Munster or Provolone cheese
How to Make French Onion Burgers?
This is also easy to make, but you got to get your onions caramelizing. So start by melting a stick of butter in a large skillet and then put 2 onions, sliced over the butter and cook over a medium low heat for 20-30 minutes.
Once the onions have browned up you want to pour about a third of cup of water over the onions to get all the caramelized goodies off the bottom of the pan. Cook on low till water evaporates out and then shut off the heat.
Now onto the burgers...
Start with two pounds of hamburger and a packet of onion soup mix.
Pour the onion soup mix over the hamburger along with a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.
I mixed this all together and decided I needed an egg to help keep the burgers together.
Press into patties that are slightly larger than the buns you plan on using.
Place the French onion burgers onto the grill at 350 Fahrenheit, not in completely direct heat.
I cook them for about 8 minutes before flipping them to help ensure they stay together. You don't want to flip your burgers a bunch of times. While the burgers are cooking slice up a loaf of Italian bread to use as the buns. I used the Italian bread that has everything seasoning. Don't have bread, just grab buns.
Because I am butter-obsessed, I dipped one side of the bread in the caramelized onions to soak up some of the butter and then put the bread on the grill to toast up.
A minute before the burgers are ready to come off the grill put a piece of provolone cheese on each burger to melt a bit.
Then pull the burgers off the grill and place onto your buttered, toasted bread.
Top with your caramelized onions and another piece of bread.
It was mouthwatering...
- 1 onions sliced
- ½ stick butter
- 1 lb hamburger
- 1 packet Onion Soup Mix 1 ounce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 loaf of Italian bread sliced
- 8 slices Provolone cheese
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium low heat.
- Put sliced onions in the pan and cook on low for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions will begin to turn brown.
- Pour ⅓ cup water over onions and stir. Simmer on low till water cooks off entirely. Turn off heat and let sit till ready to put on burgers.
- The onions may also be sliced, coated in avocado oil and grilled. Once grill marks are in place move to a grill safe plate or pan. Continue to cook while burgers cook.
- Mix together hamburger, onion soup mix reserving one teaspoon, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, and egg with hands.
- Form hamburger combination into four patties and place on grill over medium heat. Flip burgers only once to keep them from falling apart. You will want to cook for about 8 minutes before flipping.
- Mix the remaining soup mix with a half cup of mayonnaise. Spread the french onion aioli on buns or toasted Italian bread.
- Top burgers with cheese for the last minute before removing from grill.
- Place burgers on toasted bread, top with caramelized onions and another piece of bread.