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    My version of Oklahoma onion burgers.

    Recipe
    Makes 3-4 burgers
    1lb ground beef
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    Fresh ground peppercorn medley to taste
    Hot sauce of your choice (cholula is my favorite)
    1 slice bread or bun chopped finely
    1-1.5 large onions cut in half and sliced to make thin strips

    Mix all ingredients other than the onions in a bowl. If desired mince a small amount of onion and add to the meat mixture. Mix well and divide into 4 balls then smash balls of meat between plate to make large thin burgers.
    Heat a large carbon steel comal or cast iron pan greased with lard until smoking good or 500+ if you have an infrared thermometer.
    Turn heat to max. Place all of the burgers in the pan if they all fit and pile each burger high with onions using all of them.
    Press down firmly to compress the onions into the meat.
    Sear until very brown before flipping
    Flip them over very carefully attempting to tuck all the onions under the burger then turn down the heat to medium and cook until all the onions are at least translucent.
    Turn off the heat and make toast. When the toast is done spread mayonnaise or whatever you like on it. Then set one slice messy side down on a burger and flip the burger on to a plate with a spatula piling all the stray onions on top and top with the other slice.
    Enjoy.

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    Well has anyone else tried it yet?

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    looks good but haven't tried it yet!

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    Does it matter what kind of onion? I'm a fan of red onions but those could be spanish or vidalias.
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    I have been using either all red or half red half white.

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    I’ve read about these but never tried one.
    I would like too, I like onion and definitely like a good burger.
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    These are not authentic but they are way better if I do say so my self.

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    My wife likes them so much that we had them 3 times the week I came up with them.

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    I recommend a tecate, red stripe or corona familiar to go with it.

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    That is pretty good. But don't you think you waste too much of onion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reymitchel View Post
    That is pretty good. But don't you think you waste too much of onion?
    Waste? I eat it.

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    Onions are cheap and delicious so the original recipe for Oklahoma onion burgers was at least half onions because it was depression food.

    My version is much larger and still at least half onions but it also includes seasonings and bread in the meat to keep it tender and juicy.
    I make them big enough to require full size toast slices because buns are too small.
    They are so juicy and flavorful that I only put mayo on mine and mainly to keep the bread from getting soggy from touching the onions.

    I cook them until a meat thermometer poked through the meat reads 190 or so and they are super juicy and tender. The meat juices drip into the onions and make them taste better than carmelized.
    Man I wish the stores had some ground beef left.

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    Also 4 burgers feeds my wife me and my two kids 3years old and 1 year old.

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    That's my kind of burger - looks like a smashburger with lots of onions and cheese :-)

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    I got an onion burger yesterday at a really popular restaurant and when I finally got my burger after an hour it was very disappointing. Restaurants just can't compare.

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    Attempting them on the grill right now. Just thru a pork shoulder on the smoker as well.
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    Similar to a patty melt. Followed your instructions except adding mozzarella cheeese, the store was out of swiss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Similar to a patty melt. Followed your instructions except adding mozzarella cheeese, the store was out of swiss.
    I hope you like it.
    My wife likes american cheese but I don't like any cheese on it.
    I jokingly call her burger the contaminated one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I hope you like it.
    My wife likes american cheese but I don't like any cheese on it.
    I jokingly call her burger the contaminated one.

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    It was awesome, minus the mozzarella. Shoulda had swiss. Thanks for posting
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    I must say I love the idea of putting the burgers on bread. I feel that the meat juice meddles all too well with it. Buns can sometimes stop the flavors whereas bread should just drink it up and as a results it also tastes like meat. I am definitely doing those next weekend.

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