This recipe definitely hits the bull's eye for flavor and presentation. In my experience, the secret to an awesome burger is using ground beef with 85/15 lean meat to fat ratio and topping the patty with caramelized sweet onions. Most of the meat's oil renders leaving a juicy and tasty patty with very little remaining fat. Since I had to toss my grill which rusted from Florida's humidity, I cooked the burgers in my oven. After roasting the onion slices brushed with olive oil at 375F degrees for 20 minutes, I flipped the onion disks, pressed the patties on top, and baked (onion side down) for another 20 minutes without flipping. On a wire rack in a separate baking pan, I simultaneously roasted the kale during the last 15 minutes of baking. While the Vidalia onions caramelized to be tender and sweet, the hamburgers browned and the kale crisped with ease. Thank you, Marg, for a flavor combination that rivals any gourmet burger!
These were really good...we did not have any kale(I will definately do it again with that though). I love the taste of the onion grilled into the hamburger.
Marvelous, but I expected that. The surprise was just how good the grilled kale was. I'm going to be doing that a lot more often.
Yum, I made these without the bread and stuff. Boy what flavor that slice of onion gives the meat! I grill the burgers and will try pan frying next time. I had mine with cheese, what a treat!
What a great recipe! I wanted a burger for lunch and made this and it was great! I made the burger as directed using red onion since I had one sliced up already. I didn't add the kale or cheese and I used regular maburger buns. The flavor of the burger is wonderful ~ the onion goes through the meat and really adds alot to the burger. Thanks for posting a keeper!
Excellent burger. The onion cooked in with the burger gives it so much flavor. I used Marie's Homemade Hamburger Buns recipe 80413 and Sweet Gem Lettuce, since I couldn't find kale leaves, but other than that made as directed. Really tasty make again burger. Thanks
Cooking the burgers this way really adds new flavoring to the burgers. Works great for pan frying too. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. Marla