Onion Burgers by John T. Edge - the Longmeadow Farm

READY IN: 20mins


  • 1
    lb ground chuck
  • 2
    onions, shaved (use a mandoline or a very sharp knife to make the thinnest possible slices)
  • 2
    tablespoons pimento cheese (or Cheddar, American, Provolone cheese)
  • 6
    buns, split


  • Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Leave it there for 5 minutes.
  • Loosely gather a handful of ground beef (free form) and slip it into the pan. (Can make 4 or 6 patties depending on size).
  • With the side of a spatula, push the burgers into a semblance of a round.
  • After about a minute, pile on all the onions and then, with as much force as you can manage, smash the onions into the meat.
  • Cook another minute and then flip. Season with salt. Smash the burgers again, hard.
  • Place burger on bottom half of the bun and spread with mustard.
  • Spread the cheese on top half of the bun and place on the burger.
  • Serve with a large tomato on the side, and nice fresh chips. Yummy!