Burgers with Grilled Onions
Classic burgers with a classic topping of grilled onions. Old school is making a comeback.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80 percent lean)
1 large sweet onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
Salt and ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns, split, toasted
- Lightly shape ground beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties. Brush onion slices with oil.
- Place patties and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F (71.1°C), turning occasionally.
- Grill onions, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, brushing with oil and turning occasionally.
- Season burgers and onions with salt and pepper as desired.
- Line bottom of each bun with lettuce. Place burgers on top of lettuce. Top with tomatoes and grilled onions. Close bun.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 484 calories; 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 116 mg cholesterol; 304 mg sodium; 26 g carbohydrate; 1.8 g fiber; 38 g protein; 8.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.6 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 36.0 mcg selenium; 8.4 mg zinc.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.