May 14, 2011

Caramelized Onion Burgers with Spicy Mayo

It's burger season! By a show of hands, how many of you have already broken out the grill? I'm sure many of you have. I've got my eye on buying our first grill (!!)- nothing too big, nothing too fancy. One that is small and fits well in our backyard patio. I'd like an electric grill so I don't have to worry about charcoal and gas. Not for me! I'm thinking of getting this one!

Anywho, not having a grill doesn't stop me from making burgers. I cook them up in our kitchen, in a large skillet. I don't follow any particular recipe for the meat, I add 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Sometimes I get crazy and add chopped onion or garlic. 

The inspiration for this burger came from this recipe. I just followed the instructions on how to make caramelized onions, as I never have before. And now I'm obsessed. Surprised? You shouldn't be.

This was one of the best burgers I've ever had. The spicy mayo, that I found on Jamie Oliver's website, was a great addition. Trust me, you'll love it.

For the Caramelized Onions
Source: My Kitchen Addition

1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon honey

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the diced onion.  The onion should sizzle but not pop and spatter in the oil.  Stir to evenly coat all of the onion in the olive oil. Continue to stir every minute or so until the onions are translucent.  Season with salt and add the teaspoon of honey.  Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the onions caramelize and are a rich golden color.  Remove the onions from the heat and allow to cool.

For the Spicy Mayo
Source: Jamie Oliver

4 teaspoons mayonnaise 
1 teaspoon tomato ketchup
a good pinch of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper
juice of ½ a lemon

I'd suggest using your favorite burger recipe for the meat. I used Swiss cheese and added some lettuce to my burgers. Delicious! 

What's are your favorite burger toppings?


  1. sooooper doooooooper dish..can have at any time..
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Looks amazing...I looooove spicy mayo! The best thing about grilling is that my husband HAS to help with the cooking! :)

  3. Mmmm, I love caramelized onions on burgers and I have never seen it made it with honey so I'm going to try that!

  4. My husband LOVES caramelized onions on burgers but I've never seen them made with honey! I can't wait to try it!

  5. I love caramelized onions! And that spicy mayo looks so good!! Yum!


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